American Flags and Missouri Flags to fly at half-staff Wednesday, April 18th in the state of Missouri in honor of US Army Specialist Jeffrey Lee White Jr.
Flags are to fly at half-staff in Franklin County from April 19th through April 24th.
According to the office of the governor:
US Army Specialist White died on April 3 of wounds he sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his patrol in Afghanistan, as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Specialist White was assigned to the 1st Battalion (Airborne), 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Basic Parachutist Badge, Combat and Special Skill Badge Basic Marksmanship Qualification Badge (Bar, Weapon: Rifle (Inscription: Rifle), Expert), and the Overseas Service Bar.