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Fallen Missouri Marine laid to rest

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ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP/KMOV) -- Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered the lowering of U.S. and Missouri flags on state buildings to honor a fallen Marine from St. Charles.

Nineteen-year-old Lance Cpl. Phillip Vinnedge was killed in Afghanistan on Oct. 13 by an improvised explosive device.

His funeral was Thursday morning at Church of the Shepherd in St. Charles.

Nixon has ordered that U.S. and Missouri flags on state buildings in St. Charles County be flown at half-staff from Friday through the day of the funeral.

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