LANSING (WWJ) – A moment of silence Wednesday at the State Capitol to remember and honor three marines killed in a helicopter crash last week off the Florida panhandle.

State representative Derek Miller of Warren paid tribute to Marcus Bawol from Warren.

“His untimely death highlights the sacrifice and the dedication that comes with service to our country,” said Miller. “I thank Sergeant Bawol and the millions of others who have made this great sacrifice.”

Tributes were also read for Trevor Blaylock from Lake Orion and Andy Seif of Holland.