The HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter that crashed in western Iraq last March, killing Riverhead native Dashan Briggs and six other service members, struck a galvanized steel cable strung horizontally between two 341-foot high towers, according to a United States Air Force Aircraft Accident Investigation Board report. READ
Under gray skies Saturday, a somber silence filled the air on Coach Mike McKillop Memorial football field as the Riverhead Blue Waves honored one of their own. Prior to a Division II game against Centereach, the football team retired the jersey of Tech Sgt. Dashan Briggs. READ
Friends and family of Tech. Sgt. Dashan Briggs gathered together Sunday for a family-friendly fundraiser in his memory. READ
Friends and family of Tech. Sgt. Dashan Briggs have planned a family-friendly fundraiser in his memory.
This Sunday, Sept. 23, will mark the first annual “TSgt. Dashan J. Briggs Family Fun Day and BBQ Contest,” held at Stotzky Park in Riverhead from noon to 5 p.m. READ
Residents of Lewis Street will be tasked with deciding whether to permanently rename their road in honor of Tech. Sgt. Dashan Briggs. READ
In the months following the death of Riverhead native Tech Sgt. Dashan Briggs, the community rushed to the side of his wife, Rebecca, and their two young children, Jayden and Ava.
Over four months, the community raised $45,000 for his family via a GoFundMe page, Lewis Street in Riverhead was renamed “Tech Sgt. Dashan J. Briggs Way,” and hundreds, from the Westhampton Beach Volunteer Fire Department to Briggs’ alma mater, Riverhead High School, lined the streets to pay their respects during his funeral in March. READ
The Riverhead Town Board will vote Tuesday to give an honorary destination to Lewis Street for Tech. Sgt. Dashan Briggs, a Riverhead native who died in a helicopter crash along the Iraq-Syria border on March 15. READ
“Aircraft five minutes out!” boomed a disembodied voice over a giant loudspeaker, breaking the reverend silence of over 1,000 gathered on the flight line at Gabreski Air National Guard Base in Westhampton Beach. READ