Gov. Scott orders flags to be flown at half-staff Friday for fallen soldier
Gov. Rick Scott ordered national and state flags to be flown at half-staff on Friday for Spc. Arandall L. Shears.
Shears, 20, died Jan. 15 after losing control of his Humvee while attempting to change lanes on U.S. Route 301, according to the Bradford County Department of Emergency Management.
Shears was a Gainesville resident and volunteered to serve in 2009, according to the governor’s office. He was a member of Company A, 146th Expeditionary Signal Battalion based in Gainesville, according to the Florida National Guard.
“The memory of Specialist Arandall L. Shears should be honored by all those whose freedom he volunteered to protect,” Scott wrote.
Samantha Dean edited this story online.
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