Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff For Richfield Grad Killed In Afghanistan

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012 at 6:50 am

Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered flags flown at half-staff Wednesday for a Richfield High School graduate who was killed in Afghanistan.

Army Spec. Kedith L. Jacobs was 21 years old and a 2008 graduate of Richfield. He enlisted in 2010, and was stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas. He was killed May 27 in an attack on his unit. He earned the Purple Heart and Bronze Star, among other awards.

Jacobs is survived by his wife, Phyllis Jacobs and 2-year-old daughter, Alora.

The governor has ordered all U.S. flags and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in Minnesota from sunrise until sunset Wednesday, the day he’ll be interred at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in Texas.

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