Monroe community honors man killed in Afghanistan

MONROE, Mich. (AP) - Family and friends are gathering in Monroe for the funeral of a 33-year-old navigator who was one of seven Americans killed when a civilian cargo plane crashed while taking off from an air base in Afghanistan.

The ceremony honoring Jamie Brokaw is being held Sunday afternoon at Monroe Custer Airport.

The Monroe resident and all six others aboard died April 29 when their National Air Cargo plane crashed April 29 at Bagram Air Base.

The others on board were 51-year-old Gary Stockdale of Romulus; 34-year-old Brad Hasler of Trenton; 37-year-old Jeremy Lipka of Brooklyn, Mich.; 32-year-old Rinku Summan of Canton; 36-year-old Michael Sheets of Ypsilanti; and 51-year-old Timothy Garrett, 51, of Louisville, Ky.