Remains of Army Pilot Killed in Crash To Be Buried in Utah

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Command Sgt. Maj. Travis Eicher, 1-227th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion CSM, pays a final tribute to Chief Warrant Officer 2 David C. Knadle and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kirk T. Fuchigami Jr. during a memorial ceremony honoring the troopers in Erbil, Iraq Nov. 22, 2019. (U.S. Army photo/Joshua Hammock)
Command Sgt. Maj. Travis Eicher, 1-227th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion CSM, pays a final tribute to Chief Warrant Officer 2 David C. Knadle and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kirk T. Fuchigami Jr. during a memorial ceremony honoring the troopers in Erbil, Iraq Nov. 22, 2019. (U.S. Army photo/Joshua Hammock)

SALT LAKE CITY — The remains of an Army helicopter pilot killed in a crash while on a mission in Afghanistan are being brought back to Utah for burial.

Salt Lake City TV station KUTV reports Kirk Fuchigami Jr. will be buried at Utah Veterans Memorial Cemetery near Camp Williams.

Department of Defense officials say the 25-year-old Fuchigami died Wednesday along with another pilot.

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The crash occurred while Army crews were providing security for troops on the ground in eastern Logar Province outside of Kabul.

According to KUTV, Fuchighami was originally from Keaau, Hawaii. He married Corinne, Utah native McKenzie Norman in March.

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