American flags lined the front of Eli and Rose Briggs’ Riverhead home Saturday morning as family and friends gathered in their front yard. The group then walked a few houses down for a ceremony to formally rename the road in memory of Dashan Briggs, the fallen airman who grew up on the street with his grandparents. (more…)
Remembered as a self-motivated, disciplined man who could light up any room with his smile, Tech. Sgt. Dashan Briggs was one of seven service members killed aboard a military helicopter in Iraq March 15 while supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. He was 30. READ
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
A Veterans Wall of Honor planned for Riverhead High School will acknowledge graduates who have served in the military.
The Wall of Honor will be dedicated to two Riverhead veterans: Tech. Sgt. Dashan Briggs, who died in Iraq earlier this year as a member of the 106th Rescue Wing, and Medal of Honor recipient Pfc. Garfield Langhorn, who gave his life to save others during the Vietnam War.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
Fellow service members, friends, family and officials gathered at the Westhampton Beach Volunteer Fire Department to remember Tech. Sgt. Dashan Briggs, a Riverhead native who died in a helicopter crash along the Iraq-Syria border March 15 along with six others. READ