Gov. Tony Evers is ordering flags at half staff to honor Air Force Capt. Durwood "Hawk" Jones, who died in a plane crash in the Upper Peninsula on Tuesday.
The Wisconsin Air National Guard identified Capt. Jones on Friday. The captain passed after his F-16 went down in the Hiawatha National Forest during a training flight.
Evers' executive order is effective at sunrise Dec. 12 and concludes at sunset Dec. 18.
“Capt. Jones was a decorated combat veteran, a selfless hero serving both at home and abroad, and a caring father, husband, and son,” said Gov. Evers in a statement. “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.”