Flags to fly at half-staff to honor Mo. soldier

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Flags will fly at half-staff across Missouri to honor a soldier from Rolla who was killed in Afghanistan.

Gov. Jay Nixon ordered that the U.S. and Missouri flags to fly at half-staff on Friday at government buildings in all 114 counties and the City of St. Louis to honor Pfc. Richard Lewis McNulty III.

The 22-year-old McNulty was killed May 13 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle.

Nixon also ordered that the U.S. and Missouri flags be flown at half-staff in Phelps County May 26-27 and again from May 29 to June 1.

McNulty was assigned to the 425th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

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