Hobbs: Flags to half-staff to honor Military Particular Operations soldier

Governor Katie Hobbs ordered flags in any respect state buildings be flown at
half-staff from dawn to sundown Saturday, Nov. 25, in honor of Sgt. Andrew Southard, of Apache Junction, who was killed in a November 10 helicopter crash throughout routine flight coaching within the Mediterranean Sea.  

Southard was a member of the U.S. Military Particular Operations Forces, elite a hundred and sixtieth Particular Operations Aviation Regiment, and considered one of 5 casualties. In response to the Division of Protection, the MH-60 Blackhawk was conducting aerial refueling coaching when the
plane skilled an in-flight emergency ensuing within the crash.

“It’s with profound disappointment that we realized Sergeant Andrew Southard, of the USA Military Particular Operations Forces, was one of many victims within the November 10 helicopter crash throughout a coaching mission within the Mediterranean Sea. We stand happy with his service and assist his household and pals, together with the opposite victims of this horrible tragedy,” stated Governor Katie Hobbs.

People, companies, and different organizations are inspired to affix within the tribute.