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
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