Governor Jay Nixon has ordered the United States and Missouri flags at all state buildings to be flown at half staff on Tuesday, in honor of Bradley Melton of Rolla. The 29 year old was a specialist serving in Afghanistan, when his patrol was hit with an I-E-D on May 16th. He and three other soldiers died that day. In Phelps County, the flags will be at half staff from June 1st to June 6th. Melton had earned a number of decorations in his service, including the Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart.