Town Officials Ask Community to Honor Fallen Marine

Unidentified family members embrace around a memorial for the 12 Marines who died when their helicopters crashed off the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, Friday Jan. 22, 2016, at Marine Corps Base Hawaii. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
Unidentified family members embrace around a memorial for the 12 Marines who died when their helicopters crashed off the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, Friday Jan. 22, 2016, at Marine Corps Base Hawaii. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)

HINGHAM, Mass. -- Officials in a Massachusetts town are asking the community to participate in a silent show of support for the family of a Marine who died after two helicopters crashed off Hawaii.

The Patriot Ledger reports the family of U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Christopher Orlando is scheduled to arrive at Logan Airport from Hawaii on Tuesday evening. State police will escort them to Hingham.

Orlando and 11 other Marines were in two helicopters that crashed Jan. 14 off the Hawaiian island of Oahu. They were officially considered deceased after a five-day search.

Hingham Police Sgt. Steven Dearth says people are encouraged to stand along the Main Street route where the family will be traveling Tuesday.

He says those along the route should remain silent as a sign of respect.

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