Local Airman's Final Salute and Tribute

Navy officials and local military organizations held a final salute and tribute today for a Canyon Naval Airman who died in Afghanistan.

The Texas Panhandle War Memorial hosted the event for Darren Tate on South Georgia Tuesday morning.

The Navy presented tate's family with his military medals and a prayer in his honor.

A navy spokesman says tate died from pneumonia while on the US Iwo Jima.

Tate enlisted in the Navy in August of 2006.