By order of Governor Lee, flags at the Tennessee State Capitol and all State office buildings should be flown at half-staff effective immediately until sunset on Friday November 17, 2023, in honor of the five service members (listed below) who lost their lives during a military training mission over the Mediterranean Sea this past Friday.
The five soldiers are identified as:
- Chief Warrant Officer 3 Stephen R. Dwyer of Clarksville, TN
- Chief Warrant Officer 2 Shane M. Barnes of Sacramento, CA
- Staff Sgt. Tanner W. Grone of Gorham, NH
- Sgt. Andrew P. Southard of Apache Junction, AZ
- Sgt. Cade M. Wolfe of Mankato, MN