MONROE, Mich. (AP) - Family and friends have gathered in Monroe for the funeral of a 33-year-old navigator who was one of seven Americans killed when a civilian cargo plane crashed on takeoff from Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan.
The ceremony honoring Jamie Brokaw -- a Three Rivers native now living in Monroe -- was Sunday afternoon at Monroe Custer Airport, with members of the Patriot Guard Riders motorcycle group assisting.
MLive.com says the funeral falls on the 1-year anniversary of Brokaw's marriage to his wife Elizabeth.
All seven people aboard the National Air Cargo plane died in the April 29 crash.
The other crew members were 51-year-old Gary Stockdale of Romulus; 34-year-old Brad Hasler of Trenton; 37-year-old Jeremy Lipka of Brooklyn, Mich.; 32-year-old Rinku Summan of Canton; 36-year-old Michael Sheets of Ypsilanti; and 51-year-old Timothy Garrett, 51, of Louisville, Ky.
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GRAM Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in front of a festive downtown crowd at Rosa Parks Circle Friday night.
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