Tuesday, July 21, 2015
AR: Governor authorizes National Guard to "arm full-time military personnel"
LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT) -
As the investigation into the shooting deaths of 4 Marines continues, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson authorized Arkansas National Guard Adjutant General Mark Berry to arm full-time military personnel.
The move comes in response to the shootings in Chattanooga, TN.
In a release, Governor Hutchinson also ordered the flag to be lowered at half-staff in honor of Staff Sgt. David Wyatt.
Wyatt, a Russellville native, was one of the Marines killed in the shooting.