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Maui man killed in Afghanistan honored on his birthday

Kraig Vickers Kraig Vickers

MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - On the day that Kraig Vickers would have turned 37, Maui's mayor has signed a proclamation honoring him.

Vickers was one the 30 American service members killed when a military helicopter was shot down Aug. 6, 2011, in Afghanistan.

Mayor Alan Arakawa's proclamation recognizes Vickers for his 15 years as a bomb disposal technician in the Navy.

Born on Oahu, Vickers grew up on Maui where he attended Maui High School was a star high school football player and wrestler.

Vickers joined the Navy in 1996 and lived in Virginia Beach with his wife Nani, who's expecting their third child.

Click here to see the proclamation.

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