May 24, 2013
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 to honor the bravery and sacrifice of Sergeant First Class Trenton L. Rhea. Sergeant First Class Rhea, 33, of Kansas City, was a soldier in the United States Army serving in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
He died on May 15 while serving his country in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.
In addition, Gov. Nixon has ordered that the U.S. and Missouri flags at all state buildings in Clay County be flown at half-staff from Saturday through May 31.
“Sergeant First Class Rhea served our country with bravery and dedication as a soldier in the United States Army, 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 as they mourn.”