Maui News

Remains of Maui Serviceman Return Home; Flags Lowered

August 31, 2011, 10:45 AM HST
* Updated September 1, 7:06 AM
Listen to this Article
1 minute
Loading Audio... Article will play after ad...
Playing in :00
A
A
A

By Wendy Osher

The remains of a Maui service member killed in Afghanistan returned to Maui this morning.

Kraig Vickers, 36, was among 30 service members killed on August 6 when their CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed in the Wardak province.

Also today, Governor Neil Abercrombie ordered that all national and Hawai’i flags at all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawai’i National Guard  be flown at half-staff on Saturday, September 3, 2011 in memory of Vickers, whose services will be held that day.

“We honor Senior Chief Petty Officer Vickers and all of those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice as a result of their duty to the nation and fellow soldiers,” said Gov. Abercrombie. “My deepest sympathies go out to Senior Chief Petty Officer Vickers’ family and friends,” he said.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Vickers was a Senior Chief Explosive Ordinance Disposal Specialist attached to a Navy Seal Team Unit.  He was a member of an East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit which was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

SCPO Vickers, was a 1992 Maui High School graduate.

Memorial services are set for Saturday, September 3, 2011 at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Castle Theater. Visitation is from 8 to 10 a.m. Services begin at 10 a.m., with burial to follow at 1 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park in Haiku.

E-Mail Newsletters Receive daily or weekly updates via e-mail. Subscribe Now
News Alerts Breaking news alerts on your mobile device. Get the App

Comments

This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Maui Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments