Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Flags ordered flown at half-staff Thursday to honor fallen soldier from Joplin
Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered flags be flown at half-staff statewide on June 30 to honor the bravery and sacrifice of Staff Sgt. Edward F. Dixon III, a fallen soldier from Joplin. In addition, flags in Jasper County are to be flown at half-staff July 5-10.
Dixon, a soldier stationed with the 4th Battalion, 70th Armor Regiment, 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team in Baumholder, Germany, was killed Saturday in Afghanistan in a vehicle accident.