Flags to be flown at half-staff in MO in honor of Marine killed in-the-line-of-duty

Lance Corporal Jared Schmitz (Source: Office of Missouri Governor)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KBSI) – Missouri Governor Mike Parson ordered that the United States and Missouri flags at all government buildings statewide be flown at half-staff on Thursday, September 16, 2021, in honor of United States Marine Lance Corporal Jared Schmitz, of Wentzville, Mo.

Lance Corporal Schmitz was killed in-the-line-of-duty while assisting with evacuation efforts in Kabul, Afghanistan on August 26.

“We owe a debt gratitude to Lance Corporal Jared Schmitz that can never be repaid, but we will always remember and honor his service and sacrifice on behalf of our nation in the defense of freedom,” Governor Parson said in a news release to media. “He put his life on the line protecting our service members and allies, and he made the ultimate sacrifice for his bravery. Our hearts go out to Lance Corporal Jared Schmitz’s family and friends.”

U.S. and Missouri flags will be held at half-staff on the day Lance Corporal Schmitz is laid to rest.

View the proclamation.

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