Services Set for Hugo Sailor Killed in Training Mission

10-7-05 - Funeral services are expected next week for a Hugo native who died during a training mission in the Middle East.

The military says Navy Petty Officer Second Class Brian Joplin was killed Tuesday when he fell out of a helicopter in the Central Arabian Gulf. Officials say he fell from a trap door and his harness broke.

Joplin's aunt, Gin Young of Hugo, says there will be a military ceremony in Corpus Christi, Texas, where Joplin was based. Young says Joplin's wife plans for the burial to be in Arizona with her relatives.

Joplin is also survived by two children, his father, two brothers, a sister and a grandmother.