Half-staff flags honor St. Louis-area soldier

Governor Jay Nixon has ordered flags across the state to be flown at half-staff today in honor of a soldier from eastern Missouri who died in Afghanistan.

The funeral for 20 -year-old Pfc. Matthew Walker is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Manchester United Methodist Church in Hillsboro.

Walker died June 5 in Paktika province, Afghanistan, after his unit was hit by enemy fire.