MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- Governor Scott Walker ordered flags to half-staff on Sunday, Nov. 25 in honor of Army Air Forces Pfc. Joseph Natvik.
On July 17, 1945, the plane Natvik was aboard crashed while carrying supplies to Chinese forces fighting the Japanese during World War II.
Natvik will be laid to rest on Sunday, Nov. 25 with full military honors in Monona.
“Pfc. Joseph Natvik sacrificed his life to help save others during World War II,” Walker said. “He is an American hero who’s sacrifice we can never repay. It is an honor to see him finally return home with the honors he deserves.”
Governor Walker’s executive order can be viewed here.