Schweitzer Orders Flags at Half-Staff for Whitefish Marine

By Beacon Staff

HELENA – Gov. Brian Schweitzer is ordering flags be flown at half-staff on Wednesday and Thursday in honor of a Marine from Whitefish who died while supporting combat operations in Iraq.

Cpl. Stewart Trejo died on Aug. 7 after being injured in a vehicle accident in Anbar province. Also killed in the accident was Cpl. Adam McKiski of Cherry Valley, Ill.

The 25-year-old Trejo enlisted in the Marine Corps in November 2005. The 21-year-old McKiski enlisted a year earlier.

The two were artillery systems technicians in a unit based at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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