Services Wednesday for Army Specialist Jeffrey White

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VILLA RIDGE, MO (KTVI) – The funeral for Army Specialist Jeffery White, Jr. of Catawissa is at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Villa Ridge, MO.  The 21 year old was killed April 3 in Afghanistan. His Humvee ran over an explosive device.

Hundred lined the streets of Pacific in the pouring rain Saturday as his body was brought home. Pacific police have asked area motorcyclists to help create a barrier Wednesday between mourners and expected protesters.

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has ordered all American flags and Missouri flags to be flown at half-staff Wednesday in honor of Jeffrey White.