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Old 12-10-2019, 09:37 AM
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Family, friends, military bid farewell to fallen Army pilot
By: Associated Press & Stars & Stripes - December 10, 2019

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Family members of Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kirk T. Fuchigami Jr. look up as Apache helicopters fly over graveside services at Brigham City Cemetery, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, in Brigham, Utah. From front, left to right: Kirk Fuchigami, father; Jana Lee Hunsaker Norman, mother-in-law; McKenzie Norman Fuchigami, wife; and Lisa Marie Casey, mother. Army pilot Fuchigami and his co-pilot died when their helicopter crashed Nov. 20 as they provided security for troops on the ground in eastern Logar Province outside of Kabul. Afghanistan. - by: STEVE GRIFFIN, THE DESERET NEWS/AP

BRIGHAM CITY, Utah Hundreds of people in northern Utah including the Patriot Guard, military personnel and law enforcement officials have attended the funeral service and burial of a 25-year-old Army helicopter pilot killed in a crash in Afghanistan.

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kirk T. Fuchigami Jr. was one of two Army pilots killed in the Nov. 20 crash while providing aerial security to ground troops in eastern Logar Province outside of Kabul.

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McKenzie Norman Fuchigami, wife of Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kirk T. Fuchigami Jr., rests her hand on her husband's casket during graveside services at the Brigham City Cemetery in Utah on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. - By: STEVE GRIFFIN, THE DESERET NEWS/AP

Officials say Fuchigami was laid to rest with full military honors Monday at Brigham City Cemetery including a 21-gun salute and a military aircraft flyover.

Officials say his widow and parents received the folded flags and spent casings from the 21-gun salute.

Fuchigami was a native of Hawaii whose wife, McKenzie Norman, is from Utah.

Fuchigami was assigned to a 1st Cavalry Division aviation unit from Fort Hood, Texas.

Fuchigami graduated from Rancho High School in Clark County, Nevada, participating in its aviation program.


Personal note: We at the Patriot Files send our respects to the Family - Friends and the US Army for their loss. May he Rest In Peace.


O Almighty Lord God, who neither slumberest nor sleepest; Protect and assist, we beseech thee, all those who at home or abroad, by land, by sea, or in the air, are serving this country, that they, being armed with thy defence, may be preserved evermore in all perils; and being filled with wisdom and girded with strength, may do their duty to thy honour and glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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