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Air Force Capt. Reid K. Nishizuka
Died April 27, 2013 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom
30, of Kailua, Hawaii, assigned to 427th Reconnaissance Squadron, Beale Air Force Base, Calif.; died April 27 in the crash of an MC-12 aircraft near Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. Also killed in the incident were Capt. Brandon L. Cyr, of Woodbridge, Va., Staff Sgt. Richard A. Dickson, of Rancho Cordova, Calif.; and Staff Sgt. Daniel N. Fannin, of Morehead, Ky.
Hundreds line up to honor airman
The Associated Press
HONOLULU — Hundreds of people lined up to honor an airman who was killed last month when his aircraft crashed in Afghanistan.
Hawaii News Now reported that a C-17 carrying Air Force Capt. Reid Nishizuka's casket arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Thursday. Military officials had put out the word for servicemen and women to be present for his return, and they showed up by the hundreds.
Nishizuka, who was from Kailua, was the pilot of the Air Force MC-12 Liberty aircraft that crashed April 27 near Kandahar Air Field in Afghanistan, killing him and three other airmen.
Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at Central Union Church. Burial is scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday at the National Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl.