Flags will be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on October 22, 2019, to honor U.S. Army Private First Class Pfc. Antonio Garcia. Pfc, age 21, of Peoria. Pfc. Antonio Garcia was killed on Sunday morning during a training accident at Fort Stewart, Georgia.
Governor Doug Ducey also ordered flags will also be lowered on the day of interment.
“Arizona mourns the tragic loss of Private First Class Antonio Garcia,” said Ducey. “Pfc. Garcia had taken an oath to defend our nation. He served honorably, and will be remembered for his commitment to duty and willingness to serve. My sincerest condolences go out to his family and loved ones during this difficult time. In honor of Pfc. Garcia’s life and service, I’ve ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff.”
Private First Class Garcia, Sgt. 1st Class Bryan Jenkins, age 41, of Gainesville, Florida, and Cpl. Thomas Walker, 22, of Conneaut, Ohio were killed when their armored vehicle fell from a bridge and landed upside down in water below, according to the Army Times.
The soldiers belonged to the 1st Armored Brigade of the Fort Stewart-based 3rd Infantry Division.