Gov. Evers orders flags to fly at half staff in honor of pilot killed in F-16 crash

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MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Tony Evers has ordered flags be flown at half staff in honor of the 115th Fighter Wing pilot who was killed in a crash earlier this week.

The pilot has been identified as 37-year-old Capt. Durwood “Hawk” Jones. Cpt. Jones joined the Air National Guard in 2011 and graduated from F-16 basic qualification training in 2015.

“Capt. Jones was a decorated combat veteran, a selfless hero serving both at home and abroad, and a caring father, husband, and son,” Evers said. “Our hearts break for his wife and kids and his family, and Kathy and I join the people of our state in offering our condolences. We will continue to keep them in our thoughts and prayers. We’re thinking of all of Capt. Jones’ loved ones and his fellow service members in the 115th Fighter Wing and the Wisconsin National Guard.”

Executive Order #98 is effective at sunrise on Saturday until sunset on Dec. 18.