An online fundraiser has been started to help support the wife and two children left behind by SSgt. Dashan Briggs, a Riverhead native and Air National Guardsman who was serving in Iraq when he died in a helicopter crash Thursday.
A 2007 Riverhead High School graduate, Briggs was among the seven military personnel who perished in the crash of an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter in western Iraq Thursday.
Four of them, including Briggs, were members of the 106th Air National Guard in Westhampton Beach.
The decorated airman leaves behind his wife Rebecca and two young children, Ava and Jayden, who will receive all the proceeds raised by the GoFundMe.
Anyone interested in contributing can visit the GoFundMe here.