PORT WENTWORTH, GA (WTOC) - The mayor of Port Wentworth has announced his plans to honor the nine airmen that died in the C-130 military plane crash last week.
It has now been one week since the plane went down. Investigators are still looking into the cause of that crash.
All nine of the airmen that were on board belonged to the Puerto Rico Air National Guard. They have been identified as Major José Román Rosado, Major Carlos Pérez Serra, 1st Lieutenant David Albandoz, Senior Master Sgt. Jan Paravisini, Master Sgt. Jean Audriffred, Master Sgt. Mario Braña, Master Sgt. Eric Circuns, Master Sgt. Víctor Colón, and Senior Airman Roberto Espada.
To honor these men who died, as well as local service members, a memorial service will be held this Saturday, May 12, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Port Wentworth Festival Grounds, located at Barnsley Road and Cantyre Street. Out of respect for the lost Airmen and their families, it is respectfully requested that attendees wear appropriate business attire for the solemn memorial service.
The mayor says he's expecting a huge turnout full of churches, city leaders and first responders who were the first on the scene.