Flags to half-staff Saturday in honor of fallen Marine from Butl - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Flags to half-staff Saturday in honor of fallen Marine from Butler County

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KFVS) -

Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered that the U.S. and Missouri flags at state buildings in all 114 counties and the City of St. Louis be flown at half-staff on Saturday in honor of Staff Sgt. Eric W. Summers.

Staff Sgt. Summers of Poplar Bluff, was a United States Marine who died in a training accident on Nov. 13 while serving in Camp  Pendleton, California.

U.S. and Missouri flags at all state buildings in Butler County should be flown at half-staff from Dec. 15 to Dec. 20.

"We honor the bravery and dedication of Marine Staff Sergeant Summers, 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 and friends."

Staff Sgt. Summers was assigned to the 3rd Marine Air Wing, Marine Wing Support Group 37, Marine Wing Support Squadron 372 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.

More than 2,300 American flags lined the streets of Poplar Bluff by Wednesday night.

Copyright 2013 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • Structure a total loss after fire in DuQuoin, IL

    Structure a total loss after fire in DuQuoin, IL

    Monday, June 25 2018 7:27 AM EDT2018-06-25 11:27:37 GMT
    Fire in Du Quoin totally engulfs pole barn (Source: Jeff Gieselmann)Fire in Du Quoin totally engulfs pole barn (Source: Jeff Gieselmann)
    Fire in Du Quoin totally engulfs pole barn (Source: Jeff Gieselmann)Fire in Du Quoin totally engulfs pole barn (Source: Jeff Gieselmann)

    Fire crews were called out at 3:37 a.m. to a fire in Du Quoin, Illinois on Monday, June 25. 

    Fire crews were called out at 3:37 a.m. to a fire in Du Quoin, Illinois on Monday, June 25. 

  • First Alert: Rain, some flooding to last throughout the morning

    First Alert: Rain, some flooding to last throughout the morning

    Monday, June 25 2018 6:51 AM EDT2018-06-25 10:51:20 GMT
    Flash flooding possible for some areas (Source; KFVS)Flash flooding possible for some areas (Source; KFVS)

    Laura Wibbenmeyer says morning storms will slowly weaken and move out of the Heartland. 

    Laura Wibbenmeyer says morning storms will slowly weaken and move out of the Heartland. 

  • What you need to know June 25

    What you need to know June 25

    Monday, June 25 2018 5:19 AM EDT2018-06-25 09:19:38 GMT
    It could be rainy this morning and through the week (Source: Pixabay)It could be rainy this morning and through the week (Source: Pixabay)
    It could be rainy this morning and through the week (Source: Pixabay)It could be rainy this morning and through the week (Source: Pixabay)

    Good morning, it is Monday, June 25. First Alert Forecast Storms will continue Monday morning with more on the way during the overnight hours. 

    Good morning, it is Monday, June 25. First Alert Forecast Storms will continue Monday morning with more on the way during the overnight hours. 

Powered by Frankly