• St. Augustine, Jacksonville family remembers Marine killed off of coast of Japan

    By: Action News Jax , Tenikka Smith Hughes

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    The family of a Marine killed off the coast of Japan is remembering him as a loving, family man. 

    Capt. Jahmar Resilard, 28, died after two U.S. warplanes collided off the coast of the island nation. 

    Action News Jax spoke to Resilard's aunt, Lisa Alexander, who lives in Jacksonville. 

    Alexander said, "Jahmar as a person, he was just good to everybody.  Whoever met him, he would walk in a room and you would smile because you were glad to see him."

    Action News Jax first reported on the crash off the coast of Japan on Thursday. Resilard died, one crew member was found alive and five others are missing. 

    The Marine Corps said the cause of the crash is under investigation.  

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    Resilard's aunt said he loved planes and flying since he was a toddler.  

    Alexander said he was dedicated to serving this country and wanted everyone to recognize the magnitude of what service members and their families put on the line every day.

    Alexander said, "The men and women of the military, I think everyone should honor them for their sacrifices.  For their families.  For all the sacrifices their families make."

    Resilard's aunt said he had been looking forward to his older sister giving birth to her second child this month. 

    Resilard also leaves behind a fiancee.  

    Capt. Resilard will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.  

    His aunt said Resilard's alma mater, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, is making plans to honor him in Florida. 

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