While checking the news and scrolling through Facebook, Louisiana resident Gillian Howes Rabalais came across photos from last week’s vigil at the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier which honored the fallen in the March 10 helicopter crash.
“I thought, ‘Why aren’t we doing anything here?’” the Hammond native said. “These are our guys. My husband was in the unit from 2000 to 2006. There was nothing on the gates at the unit, nothing was being done.”
“My husband knew Lance (Staff Sgt. Lance Bergeron),” she said, “and when he heard he had passed, it really hit him hard,” she said. “We’re still friends will a lot of guys and girls in the group.”
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