Missouri soldier to be laid to rest Monday

Written by Muleskinner Staff

(HILLSBORO, Mo., AP) — A soldier from eastern Missouri who died in Afghanistan will be laid to rest.

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. KSDK-TV reports (http://on.ksdk.com/1p7WvV1) his body arrived in St. Louis on Saturday.
Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered that flags across the state be flown at half-staff Monday in Walker’s honor.