Nixon orders flags to half-staff in honor of fallen soldier

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered U.S. and Missouri flags at state buildings in all Missouri counties and the City of St. Louis to be flown at half-staff Tuesday in honor of Chief Warrant Officer 2 Joshua B. Silverman.

Silverman, 35, died Dec. 17 in a Blackhawk helicopter accident in Zabul Province, Afghanistan. He lived in Chesterfield and went to high school at Parkway Central.

"Chief Warrant Officer 2 Silvermn served our country with bravery and dedication, and I ask all Missourians to remember his sacrifice when they see the lowered flags," Gov. Nixon said. "Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this time."

Flags at all state buildings in St. Louis County will also be flown at half-staff Dec. 25-30.


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