Hillsboro soldier laid to rest Monday

HILLSBORO, Mo. (KSDK) – Gov. Jay Nixon (D-Mo.) has ordered that flags across the state be flown at half-staff Monday in honor of a local soldier killed in Afghanistan.

The funeral for Private First Class Matthew Walker is scheduled for Monday at 11 a.m. at Manchester United Methodist Church, followed by a burial at Jefferson Barracks and reception at the church.

Walker died on June 5 when his unit was hit with enemy fire.

His body arrived at the Spirit of St. Louis Airport on Saturday.


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