Sections

Weather Forecast

Close

Lowered flags honor WWII pilot

government River Falls,Wisconsin 54022 http://www.riverfallsjournal.com/sites/default/files/styles/square_300/public/fieldimages/27/0613/flag-halfstaff18.jpg?itok=_kj4NbxS
River Falls Journal
Lowered flags honor WWII pilot
River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

Governor Scott Walker has ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff at Wisconsin public facilities from sunrise to sunset Sunday, Oct. 14, as a mark of respect for Second Lieutenant James A. Des Jardins, Appleton, of the United States Army, who died at the age of 21 during 1944 serving in WWII as a pilot.

Online news sources say Des Jardins' remains were found in Germany last year. The soldier will be laid to his final rest in Green Bay Oct. 14.

news@riverfallsjournal.com
Advertisement