Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo has ordered flags lowered to half-employees to honor an Military specialist killed throughout a coaching train.
Twenty-yr-previous Spc. Matthew Turcotte, of North Smithfield, was killed early Wednesday throughout an train utilizing reside ammunition at Colorado’s Fort Carson.
The governor ordered that the Rhode Island flag and U.S. flag be lowered Monday and returned to full employees at dawn the day he’s interred. Funeral preparations haven’t but been introduced.
Raimondo calls Turcotte a devoted soldier, and says he gave his life in service of our nation. She says Rhode Islanders ship prayers and condolences to his household.
Turcotte joined the Military in August 2015. He was assigned to the 2nd Infantry Brigade Fight Group, a part of the 4th Infantry Division based mostly at Fort Carson.