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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.

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