Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  

Flags to half-staff in honor of KY soldier killed in Korea

By Crystal Staley/Scottie Ellis

Frankfort, KY - Gov. Andy Beshear has ordered flags at all state buildings to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, May 14, 2022, in honor of a Kentucky soldier who was killed in the Korean War but whose remains were only identified in February.

Army Cpl. Donald L. Menken, 21, of Whitesburg, Kentucky, died during combat in June 1953. Read more here. Cpl. Menken will be interred Saturday at Green Acres Cemetery in Ermine, Kentucky.

All individuals, businesses, organizations and government agencies are encouraged to join in this tribute. Although flags statewide are already at half-staff in remembrance of the 1,000,000 American lives lost to COVID-19, Saturday's flag lowering will also serve to honor the sacrifice of Cpl. Menken. Additional flag status information is available at

This story was posted on 2022-05-13 17:01:50
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.


Quick Links to Popular Features

Looking for a story or picture?
Try our Photo Archive or our Stories Archive for all the information that's appeared on


Contact us: Columbia Magazine and are published by Linda Waggener and Pen Waggener, PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270.403.0017

Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia Magazine. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.