Army Spc. Jeffrey Lee White Jr of Catawissa died April 3 serving our country

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Pacific, Mo - Army Spc. Jeffrey Lee White Jr, 21, of Catawissa, was a soldier serving in Afghanistan when he was killed on April 3 as a result of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device detonated near his patrol in Khost Province.

In addition to the flags statewide, Nixon has ordered that the U.S. and Missouri flags at all state buildings in White’s native Franklin County be flown at half-staff from April 19-24.

“Specialist White made the supreme sacrifice in service to our country, and the lowered flags remind Missourians of his courage and dedication,” Nixon said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family as they mourn for him.”

White was assigned to the 1st Battalion (Airborne), 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star.