Nixon orders flags lowered for fallen Missouri Marine

Thursday, October 21, 2010 | 6:52 a.m. CDT; updated 9:24 a.m. CDT, Thursday, October 21, 2010

ST. CHARLES — Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered the lowering of U.S. and Missouri flags on state buildings to honor a fallen Marine from St. Charles.

Nineteen-year-old Lance Cpl. Phillip Vinnedge was killed in Afghanistan on Oct. 13 by an improvised explosive device.

His funeral is scheduled for Thursday.

Nixon has ordered that U.S. and Missouri flags on state buildings in St. Charles County be flown at half-staff through the day of the funeral.


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