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Wrestlers and soldiers honor teammate

ASHLAND, Ore.- Before the Southern Oregon University Raiders' wrestling match in the Ashland High School gym, the National Guard presented the U.S. flag in honor of Alexander Howell.


He drowned at Whaleshead Beach in Brookings last week.

"To have this honoring him is exactly how it should be, it just feels right, he was a good guy, he lived a great life, he needs to be remembered," said Trevor Hancock, a friend of teammate of Alex.

The community has come together to help Alex's family.

Last Thursday, Northwest Pizza gave a percentage of their sales for Howell's funeral fund.

Next week, O'ryan's Irish Pub, or "I-Pub" and Dutch Bros. is raising money for his funeral fund as well.

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