Governor orders flags lowered to honor Ohio soldier killed in Georgia

Published: Oct. 22, 2019 at 4:15 PM EDT
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Gov. Mike DeWine has ordered flags in parts of the Ohio lowered to half-staff to honor an Ohio soldier killed in an Army training accident in Georgia.

Cpl. Thomas Walker, 22,of Conneaut, and two other soldiers died Sunday when their armored vehicle rolled off a bridge and was submerged in a stream during training at Fort Stewart, Georgia.

DeWine ordered U.S. and Ohio flags at all public buildings and grounds in Ashtabula County and at the Ohio Statehouse, the Vern Riffe Center and the Rhodes State Office Tower in Columbus to be flown at half-staff in his honor.

The order is effective until sunset the day of Walker's funeral.

Details about the timing of the funeral have not been announced.