Missouri Soldier To Be Laid To Rest Today

Date 2014/6/16 6:40:22 | Topic: News

HILLSBORO, Mo. (AP) - A soldier from eastern Missouri who died in Afghanistan will be laid to rest.
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The funeral for 20 -year-old Pfc. Matthew Walker is scheduled for 11 a.m. today at Manchester United Methodist Church in Hillsboro.

Walker died June 5 in Paktika province, Afghanistan, after his unit was hit by enemy fire. KSDK-TV reports (http://on.ksdk.com/1p7WvV1 ) his body arrived in St. Louis on Saturday.

Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered that flags across the state be flown at half-staff Monday in Walker's honor.



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