Friends and family honor Kailua airman killed in Afghanistan

Reid Nishizuka

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He was only 30 years old, but died doing what he loved.

It’s been two weeks since Air Force pilot Captain Reid Nishizuka was killed on April 27 in the line of duty.

He and three other airmen died in a plane crash in Afghanistan.

On Saturday night, family and friends bid farewell and honored the life of the Kailua native.

Gov. Neil Abercrombie ordered flags to fly at half-staff Saturday as a mark of respect.

Nishizuka will be buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl Monday afternoon.

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