Governor Parson Orders Flags To Fly Half-staff In Honor Of Hospital Corpsman Bailey Tucker
JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) Governor Mike Parson ordered U.S. and Missouri flags be flown at half-staff at all government buildings statewide on Saturday, October 30, 2021, from sunrise to sunset in honor of Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Bailey J. Tucker.
“We are saddened that Hospital Corpsman Tucker’s life was cut so tragically short. The citizens of Missouri express our appreciation for our fellow Missourian’s honorable service and sacrifice to this nation,” Governor Parson said. “Teresa and I extend our condolences and will be praying for Bailey’s family and friends during this difficult time.”
Hospital Corpsman Tucker was a graduate of Parkway North High School and joined the United States Navy in December 2019. He was stationed at Naval Air Station North Island, California, where he served as a Search and Rescue Medical Technician for Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8.
On August 31, 2021, Hospital Corpsman Tucker was killed in the line of duty when the helicopter he was aboard crashed while conducting at-sea training off the coast of California.
The flags will be held at half-staff on the day Hospital Corpsman Bailey Tucker is laid to rest. To view the proclamation, click here.