American Flags and Missouri Flags to fly at half-staff Thursday, September 5th in the State of Missouri in honor of US Army Private First Class Jonathon Hostetter. Pfc Hostetter died while serving his country in Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.
American Flags and Missouri Flags in Sullivan County are to fly at half-staff Friday, September 6th through Wednesday, September 11th in honor of Pfc Hostetter.
Private First Class Hostetter was assigned to the 40th Engineer Company, 2nd Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. 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, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Combat Action Badge, Combat and Special Skill Badge Basic Marksmanship Qualification Badge (Bar, Weapon: Rifle (Inscription: Rifle), Expert), and the Overseas Service Bar.