UPDATE: Gov. Andrew Cuomo Directs Flags To Half-Staff In Memory Of Four 106th Members Killed In Helicopter Crash - 27 East

UPDATE: Gov. Andrew Cuomo Directs Flags To Half-Staff In Memory Of Four 106th Members Killed In Helicopter Crash

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Four members of the Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing based at Gabreski Airport in Westhampton were among seven service members killed in a helicopter crash in Iraq on Thursday.    PRESS FILE

Four members of the Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing based at Gabreski Airport in Westhampton were among seven service members killed in a helicopter crash in Iraq on Thursday. PRESS FILE

Eli Briggs, grandfather of Dashan Briggs, full-time member of the Air National Guard 106th Rescue Wing in Westhampton who was killed in the crash. COURTESY TIM GANNON/RIVERHEAD NEWS-REVIEW

Eli Briggs, grandfather of Dashan Briggs, full-time member of the Air National Guard 106th Rescue Wing in Westhampton who was killed in the crash. COURTESY TIM GANNON/RIVERHEAD NEWS-REVIEW

Master Sgt. Christopher Raguso

Master Sgt. Christopher Raguso

Staff Sgt. Dashan Briggs

Staff Sgt. Dashan Briggs

Capt. Andreas O'Keeffe

Capt. Andreas O'Keeffe

Capt. Christopher Zanetis

Capt. Christopher Zanetis

Staff Sgt. Dashan Briggs, Master Sgt. Christopher Raguso, Capt. Christopher Zanetis and Capt. Andreas O'Keeffe have been identified as the four New York Air National Guard members assigned to the 106th Rescue Wing, stationed in Westhampton Beach, who died in Iraq on Thursday.

Staff Sgt. Dashan Briggs, Master Sgt. Christopher Raguso, Capt. Christopher Zanetis and Capt. Andreas O'Keeffe have been identified as the four New York Air National Guard members assigned to the 106th Rescue Wing, stationed in Westhampton Beach, who died in Iraq on Thursday.

Captain Michael O'H

Captain Michael O'H

author on Mar 16, 2018
UPDATE: 12:10 p.m. Sunday Governor Andrew Cuomo is calling for all flags on state government buildings be flown at half-staff on Monday to honor the four National Guard members from... more

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