KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WZZM) -- Gone, but never forgotten.
That's the message of a special tribute for three Michigan Marines killed in a helicopter crash last week.
On Wednesday, students, staff, and fellow Marines at Western Michigan University wrote notes of gratitude next to photos of the brave young men. The memorial will be sent to their grieving families to let them know they are not alone.
At noon, students and others at Western Michigan University had a moment of silence for the three fallen Michigan Marines.
Staff sergeants Marcus Bawol of Warren, Trevor Blaylock of Lake Orion, and Andrew Seif of Holland were killed in a helicopter crash last week during a training exercise off Florida.
Next to their photos at Wednesday's event, there were thank-yous from strangers.