Flags will be flown at half-staff across the state Tuesday in honor of a Missourian killed in Afghanistan.

Staff Sgt. Jeremy A. Katzenberger, 26, of Weatherby Lake in Platte County, died June 14 in a heavy firefight in Paktika Province. His many awards and citations include the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered U.S. and Missouri flags to half-staff statewide on Tuesday and in Platte County for a week, from Monday through July 3.