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Flags at half-staff to honor U.S. Coast Guard Ensign Morgan Garrett

Governor Roy Cooper has ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff until sunset on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020 in honor of North Carolina native U.S. Coast Guard Ensign Morgan Garrett.

Originally from Weddington, North Carolina, Ensign Garrett and US Navy Lt. Rhiannon Ross of Wixom, Michigan, died during a routine training flight when their T-6B Texan II trainer aircraft crashed in Foley, Alabama.

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U.S. Navy Lt. Rhiannon Ross, an instructor pilot, stands in front of a T-6B Texan II primary flight trainer aircraft at Naval Air Station Whiting Field in Milton, Fla. Courtesy photo

Garrett was a graduate of Weddington High School in Union County. In 2019, she graduated from the Coast Guard Academy where she served as a regimental activities officer.

Individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties and other government subdivisions are encouraged to fly the flag at half-staff for the duration of time indicated.

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