Gov. orders flags to half staff in honor of late New Mexico National Guardsman

New Mexico

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The governor has ordered flags to fly at half staff on Monday in honor of a fallen New Mexico Guardsman.

Specialist Walter Lewark of Mountainair died from a non-combat related incident while deployed in Africa.

Besides being a Guardsman, Lewark even served his local community as a Mountainair Police Officer and a volunteer firefighter in Torrance County.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday at the Moriarty Civic Center.

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