Dear Colonel McCraw and Mr. Welsh:
United States Navy Special Operator Second Class Gage Ingram, a Navy SEAL assigned to SEAL Team 3, from Trophy Club, Texas, died in the line of duty while supporting Naval Special Warfare Group 1 in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Somalia. Texas is proud of this brave young man who gave the last full measure of devotion to his state and country. It is appropriate that flags be flown at half-staff in his honor.
Therefore, pursuant to Sections 3100.065 and 443.024(e) of the Texas Government Code and Title 4 of the U.S. Code (4 U.S.C. § 1 et seq), flags of the State of Texas and the United States of America shall be flown at half-staff starting Tuesday, January 23, 2024, on the Capitol Building in honor of the life and military service of Navy Special Operator Second Class Nathan Gage Ingram. Flags on the Capitol should return to full-staff at sunset on Wednesday, January 24.
Pursuant to the direction of the county judge in Denton County, State of Texas and U.S. flags may be displayed at half-staff in that county and in any adjacent or surrounding counties through the date of burial or final interment. Individuals, businesses, municipalities, and other political subdivisions and entities are encouraged to fly their flags at half-staff for the same length of time.
The First Lady and I extend our prayers of comfort to the Ingram family in their time of grief. I urge all Texans to appropriately remember the sacrifice he made for Texas and the United States.