Missouri flags to be flown at half-staff for fallen marine

6 months 6 days 4 hours ago Monday, August 14 2017 Aug 14, 2017 Monday, August 14, 2017 3:07:00 PM CDT August 14, 2017 in News
By: Edward Redler, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Eric Greitens made a proclamation Tuesday that U.S. and Missouri flags at state buildings in every Missouri county and the City of St. Louis fly at half-staff Aug. 15 to honor Sgt. Talon Leach.

Leach, 27, and 15 others died when the KC-130 transport plane crashed in Mississippi. All but one were U.S. Marines; the 16th victim was a Navy corpsman.

A Fulton-area native, Leach went to North Callaway High School.

In addition, Gov. Greitens ordered that the U.S. and Missouri flags at all state buildings in Callaway County fly at half-staff Aug. 16-22.

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