Service held in Yuma for Marine killed in crash

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) - A private memorial service has been held in Yuma for 1 of the seven Marines killed when two military helicopters collided near the Arizona-California border.

Capt. Nathan Anderson of Amarillo, Texas, was honored Wednesday afternoon at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, where he was based along his wife and two children.

The 32-year-old Anderson was assigned to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One.

He was commissioned in the Marine Corps in December 2002 and served as a UH-1 Huey pilot. Anderson received several military awards for serving three deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Anderson and the other six Marines were killed Feb. 22 when an AH-1W Cobra and a UH-1 Huey collided during a nighttime training exercise on a remote section of the 1.2-million-acre Yuma Training Range Complex.