Jackson County Judge Declares Week of Remembrance for Fallen Soldier

NEWPORT, AR - Jackson County Judge Kerry Tharpe today declared this week as a "Week of Remembrance and Celebration" of the life of Specialist David Watson of Tuckerman.

Watson, a combat medic, was killed Saturday in a non-combat related accident in Baqubah, Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Judge Tharpe has asked that "all flags in Jackson County be lowered to half-staff through Sunday, September 30 as a symbol of respect" for Specialist Watson "and his service to our county and country."