Flags to fly at half-staff Nov. 6-12 to honor Malden soldier

Nov 5, 2009 Full story: Daily Statesman 64

Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered that the U.S. and Missouri flags on all state buildings in Dunklin County be flown at half-staff from Nov.

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Pearson

Farmington, MO

#1 Nov 5, 2009
Thats wonderful.
Susan

United States

#2 Nov 6, 2009
I think thats great.My prayers to him family and friends.
Who is this about

Dexter, MO

#3 Nov 6, 2009
Who is Specialist Robert K. Charlton, age 22, of Malden? This is very sad, but unfortunately bound to have happened eventually. We have very many young people who are and have served our country in combat roles.

I heartfelt feelings go out to this young man's friends and family.
Grateful

Coudersport, PA

#4 Nov 6, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
maldenite

Qulin, MO

#6 Nov 6, 2009
I am so sorry for this family. Please know that your community is praying for you as well as all families who are going through this difficult time.
Pearson

Farmington, MO

#7 Nov 6, 2009
Who is this about wrote:
Who is Specialist Robert K. Charlton, age 22, of Malden? This is very sad, but unfortunately bound to have happened eventually. We have very many young people who are and have served our country in combat roles.
I heartfelt feelings go out to this young man's friends and family.
He is a young man from our area that fought and died for our freedom. I don't know him or his family and it doesn't matter if anyone knows who he is he is one of our heros..God bless his family.
dexter mom

Dexter, MO

#8 Nov 7, 2009
Who is this about wrote:
Who is Specialist Robert K. Charlton, age 22, of Malden? This is very sad, but unfortunately bound to have happened eventually. We have very many young people who are and have served our country in combat roles.
I heartfelt feelings go out to this young man's friends and family.
How rude of you to state your comment like that. He is one of our heros from this area. God bless his entire family.
You should learn some manners or shut your mouth.
Campbellite

Clarkton, MO

#9 Nov 7, 2009
I know his family
His mother is an excellent and caring nurse
the family is in my thoughts and prayers
May God give them peace and comfort in their hearts as they go through these difficult times
said nothing rude

Imperial, MO

#10 Nov 7, 2009
dexter mom wrote:
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How rude of you to state your comment like that. He is one of our heros from this area. God bless his entire family.
You should learn some manners or shut your mouth.
What was rude about the statement? there was nothing durogartory what so ever in asking who He was.
Learn a few Manners

United States

#11 Nov 7, 2009
said nothing rude wrote:
<quoted text>What was rude about the statement? there was nothing durogartory what so ever in asking who He was.
Surely you are not THAT clueless.What you said was cold and uncalled for. You said "Bound to Happen". How rude.
Show some respect.

If you have nothing nice to say,then say nothing at all.
said nothing rude

Imperial, MO

#12 Nov 7, 2009
Learn a few Manners wrote:
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Surely you are not THAT clueless.What you said was cold and uncalled for. You said "Bound to Happen". How rude.
Show some respect.
If you have nothing nice to say,then say nothing at all.
Service men and women go into combat areas , "Bound to Happen",. Soldiers die , combat & noncombat related every day . Nothing Bad said what so ever about this YOUNG MAN . Sorry for the loss , know it was devastating to family . This person was only asking for info as to who the family was , may have had some knowledge of who if info was obtained . This is not the First nor will it be the LAST young Man or WOMAN lost from here. Good that the Gov. showed the Respect , LONG OVER DUE FOR PAST FALLEN HEROS. KOREA , VEIT NAM , 1st IRAQUI war also had Dunklin Co. soldiers killed.

Since: Jul 09

Clarkton, MO

#13 Nov 7, 2009
please no fighting show some respect and drop it
rattlecattle

Casselberry, FL

#14 Nov 8, 2009
Flying Flags at half Staff means NOTHING

The USA is a sick nation always at war , so we might as well keep our flags at half staff forever.

When our soldiers stand up and bring our politicians to war with them ...then they deserve RESPECT
NO BRAINER

Jackson, MO

#16 Nov 9, 2009
rattlecattle wrote:
Flying Flags at half Staff means NOTHING
The USA is a sick nation always at war , so we might as well keep our flags at half staff forever.
When our soldiers stand up and bring our politicians to war with them ...then they deserve RESPECT
You certainly have no problem utilizing your freedom of speech that these soldiers are protecting. America has liberated so many countries from tyranny. Perhaps you should move.
chuck

Clarkton, MO

#17 Nov 9, 2009
rattlecattle wrote:
Flying Flags at half Staff means NOTHING
The USA is a sick nation always at war , so we might as well keep our flags at half staff forever.
When our soldiers stand up and bring our politicians to war with them ...then they deserve RESPECT
see its people like you that need to realize you get to use your stupidity the way you do, the way you can thanks to thes soldiers...so sit there and think about that.. GOD BLESS THE CHARLTON FAMILY!
Remembering

Malden, MO

#18 Nov 9, 2009
I knew Robbie for years. You ask about him. Well, if you have a little boy, probably not alot different from yours. If you have a teenage son, probably not a lot different from yours. Young man, not much different than yours. He reminded me of mine. He was not wild, did not run the streets, always used good manners, so intelligent that he wasn't thrilled on hearing adults opinions while young, but lived them when he got older. Forever young, forever missed, forever a great American Hero. All Americans can be proud of this great man.
rattlecattle

Casselberry, FL

#19 Nov 9, 2009
NO BRAINER wrote:
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You certainly have no problem utilizing your freedom of speech that these soldiers are protecting. America has liberated so many countries from tyranny. Perhaps you should move.
Our nation needs to mind its OWN DAMN BUSINESS

WE KILLED over 2 million Vietnamese.....because we are a sick war monger nation..in the war business

The heart of the USA is UGLY and GREEDY and LOSING its current wars as it DESERVES

Who is this about

Lawrenceville, IL

#20 Nov 10, 2009
said nothing rude wrote:
<quoted text>Service men and women go into combat areas , "Bound to Happen",. Soldiers die , combat & noncombat related every day . Nothing Bad said what so ever about this YOUNG MAN . Sorry for the loss , know it was devastating to family . This person was only asking for info as to who the family was , may have had some knowledge of who if info was obtained . This is not the First nor will it be the LAST young Man or WOMAN lost from here. Good that the Gov. showed the Respect , LONG OVER DUE FOR PAST FALLEN HEROS. KOREA , VEIT NAM , 1st IRAQUI war also had Dunklin Co. soldiers killed.
I was the one who made the original comment. I am sorry that anyone took offense to it. I meant no disrespect to Specialist Charlton or his friends or family.

As 'Said Nothing Rude" stated, all I meant was that serving in the military is very dangerous, and we have very many of our brave young people in harm's way. It was bound to happen to us locally, as soldiers die in combat.

My fullest respect goes to Specialist Charlton, his family and friends.

^^^^^^^^^^

All give some.
Some give all.
rattlecattle

Saint Cloud, FL

#21 Nov 10, 2009
Fly the ROTTEN FLAG at half staff for all the innocent people our troops have killed...HOW ABOUT THAT?

Our soldiers deserve no support what so ever..NONE
Service Supporter

Lawrenceville, IL

#22 Nov 10, 2009
rattlecattle wrote:
Fly the ROTTEN FLAG at half staff for all the innocent people our troops have killed...HOW ABOUT THAT?
Our soldiers deserve no support what so ever..NONE
While I agree with your main point, that innocent people have died, you are completely wrong to disrespect the soldiers. They are doing the job they are trained to do, as best they can.

The problem with innocent people dying, lies far up the chain of command than the soldiers. Ultimately, we are responsible, because we elected those who sent our troops into combat.

This soldier died in Afghanistan. If the previous administration had not been so gung-ho about Saddam Hussein, we would have finished our job with the Taliban and Al Quada and our troops would be home now, and our soldiers and innocent civilians would not be dying daily.

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