BREAKING NEWS Possible murder-suicide in Rochester Full Story

Iowa to lower flags to honor fallen Marine

Vietnam-era remains identified in 2017.

Posted: Sep 26, 2018 8:22 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has ordered flags on government property lowered to honor a U.S. Marine from Davenport killed in action in Vietnam more than 50 years ago.

Reynolds asks that all U.S. flags be lowered to half-staff Thursday, from sunrise to sunset, to honor the late Lance Cpl. John D. Killen III.

Killen was one of three U.S. Marines whose remains were identified in March 2017. Killen, Capt. John A. House II, of Pelham, New York, and Cpl. Glyn L. Runnels Jr., of Birmingham, Alabama, were killed when their helicopter was shot down during the Vietnam War on June 30, 1967. All three will be buried Thursday with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery.

Article Comments

Mason City
Overcast
70° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 70°
Albert Lea
Broken Clouds
70° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 70°
Austin
Broken Clouds
70° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 70°
Charles City
Overcast
75° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 75°
Rochester
Scattered Clouds
70° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 70°
Tracking Heat and Isolated Storm Chances
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Central Springs advances to state for fifth consecutive time

Image

Cyclist recognized for cleanup effort

Image

Iowa State Parks get AED's thanks to donations, grants

Image

Zumbro Education District needs new building

Image

New referendum survey at Triton School District

Image

Sex Trafficking Resource Closes in Rochester

Image

Rochester City Budget Planning

Image

Swimming advisory lifted on Rochester Beach

Image

Moon Landing Celebration

Image

President Stands By Tweets

Community Events