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January 28, 2014
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Hundreds honor Truckee native killed in Navy helicopter crash

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Hundreds came out Saturday to pay respects to Petty Officer 3rd Class Brian Andrew Collins, who died in a Navy helicopter crash off the Virginia coast earlier this month.

People holding American flags lined Donner Pass Road late Saturday morning as a vehicle procession that included Patriot Guard Riders and emergency vehicles made its way to Truckee High School, where Collins attended school.

At Surprise Stadium, military honors were given, including a rifle salute and American flag presentations to each of Collins’ family members. It’s estimated 1,000 attended that portion of the ceremony, said Truckee Police Chief …

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