One of the 15 Marines killed in military plane crash remembered by family, friends in Tacoma

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TACOMA, Wash. — One of the 15 U.S. Marines who died in a fiery military plane crash in Mississippi on Monday grew up in Tacoma and was remembered by one of his former classmates Friday.

A total of 16 people — 15 Marines and a Navy corpsman — died in the crash of a KC-130 transport plane Monday. The cause of the crash has not yet been determined.

One of the families affected is local — the wife, daughter, family and friends of 22-year-old Collin Schaaff.

Tono Saban remembers Collin from their days together at Franklin Pierce High School in Tacoma.

He talks about Collin in the video report above.




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