Billy Joe Siercks

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Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered flags at all state buildings and the city of St. Louis to be flown at half-staff Thursday to honor a soldier who died in Afghanistan.

Thirty-two-year-old 1st Sgt. Billy Joe Siercks of Lincoln will be buried Thursday at Arlington National Cemetery.

Siercks died Oct. 1 of wounds he suffered when his unit was attacked in Logar, Afghanistan.