Honors set for KC soldier killed in Afghanistan

Flags will be lowered throughout Missouri next week as an Army National Guard soldier killed in Afghanistan is laid to rest.

Forty-two-year-old Sgt. Robert Wayne Crow of Kansas City died July 10 when his armored vehicle struck an improvised explosive in eastern Afghanistan’s Paktika province.

The Missouri National Guard announced Friday that Crow’s funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Pleasant Valley Church in Liberty. Full military funeral honors will be given immediately afterward outside the church.

Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered flags lowered at state buildings throughout Missouri on Monday. In Clay County, flags on state buildings will be flown at half-staff all next week.

Crow was a combat engineer with the 203rd Engineer Battalion, headquartered in Joplin. He had also served in Iraq.