JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) – Missouri Governor Mike Parson today ordered that the U.S. and Missouri flags at government buildings statewide be lowered to half-staff on Thursday, March 21, to honor Army Reserve Specialist Jackson D. Johnson, of Hillsboro, Missouri. Johnson will be buried at Jefferson Barracks on March 21.
Specialist Johnson was a Transportation Management Coordinator in the 657th Transportation Company (Movement Control Team), 419th Transportation Battalion, 649th Regional Support Group, 103rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command. He was killed in-the-line-of-duty when the vehicle he was in collided with another vehicle in northern Kuwait on March 5.
“Specialist Johnson decided at an early age that he wanted to defend the United States and was courageously serving far from home to protect our nation,” Governor Parson said. “We are grateful for Specialist Johnson’s service and pray for his family and friends as they mourn his loss.”