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Tribute to a Fallen Hero

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On March 29, students in the Riverhead Central School District paid tribute to Tech Sgt. Dashan Briggs, a 2007 Riverhead High School graduate who passed away while serving in Iraq.

As part of the tribute, students at Riverhead Middle School and Pulaski Street School lined the funeral procession route, which they decorated with American flags and yellow ribbons in homage to the Riverhead alumnus. As the procession made its way to Calverton National Cemetery, it passed through the high school parking lot, where members of the NJROTC provided a final salute to the fallen hero.