Lewis Street will be named for Tech. Sgt. Dashan J. Briggs, a Riverhead native who perished in a helicopter crash in Iraq on March 15.
Riverhead native son Dashan Briggs, 30, was honored at Riverhead High School today, where his funeral cortege passed the front of the school before an assembly of NJROTC cadets, firefighters, students, faculty and staff.
The funeral procession of Tech. Sgt. Dashan J. Briggs, a Riverhead native among seven airmen who died in a helicopter crash in western Iraq March 15, will traverse through town today, passing the home where he grew up and Riverhead High School, as it makes its way to Calverton National Cemetery.
Visitation will take place at the Westhampton Beach Volunteer Fire Department on Wednesday, March 28, with a service there on Thursday, followed by interment at Calverton National Cemetery.
After Riverhead native’s death in Iraq helicopter crash, GoFundMe started to benefit his wife and children
An online fundraiser has been started to help support the wife and two children left behind by Dashan Briggs, an Air National Guard staff sergeant who was serving in Iraq when he died in a helicopter crash Thursday.
Staff Sgt. Dashan Briggs, a 2007 Riverhead High School graduate, was among the seven military personnel who perished in the crash of an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter in western Iraq.
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