DeWine orders flags be lowered to honor Sgt. Weninger


COLUMBUS, Ohio (WDTN) – Governor Mike DeWine has ordered all US and Ohio flags be flown at half-staff to honor the life and service Sgt. Wolfgang Kyle Weninger.

Weninger, 28, was a special operations Marine from Ohio who died Tuesday at Ft. Benning in Georgia. He was completing his final days of a three-week program for paratroopers at the U.S. Army Airborne School.

At this time, the military has not provided details about the circumstances of his death.

The governor asks that flags remain lowered until sunset of the day of his funeral.

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