United States Army Corporal Thomas Cole Walker, of Conneaut, Ohio, was one of three soldiers killed during a training exercise at Fort Stewart in Georgia early Sunday morning.
The military members, identified as Cpl Walker, Sfc. Bryan Andrew Jenkins, of Florida, and Pfc. Antonio Gilbert Garcia, of Arizona, died when their vehicle rolled over into a stream around 3:20 a.m. All three were pronounced dead on the scene and three others were injured, one who is still hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation and U.S. Army officials have said they would release more information as it becomes available.
On Tuesday, Governor Mike DeWine ordered all U.S. and Ohio flags to half-staff on all public buildings in Asthabula County and at the Statehouse and other Columbus buildings until the funeral services for Corporal Walker are completed.