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.