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Friends Remember National Guard Member Killed in Plane Crash

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NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Friends are sharing the last photos ever taken of a North Las Vegas National Guardsman just hours before he died in a plane crash in Boulder City. They remembered Private First Class Cody Hall at Whiskey Dicks, a North Las Vegas bar.

"He had all these pictures on Facebook where he was getting ready to fly and he was so happy." said Nicholas Guillory, Hall's friend and former co-worker. "It's just like, now you have to look at it as that was his last time, his last moments."

Sergeant First Class Joseph Edwards, 41, also died in the crash nearly one week ago. Both were off-duty and flying the military-style plane from Chandler, Arizona to North Las Vegas. When the pilot noticed engine problems, he tried to turn toward Boulder City's municipal airport, but didn't make it.

"No one knew it would be the last trip," Guillory said.

Loved ones say Hall was always looking for adventure.

"I think he loved a thrill, which was really what it was," said friend Megan Guillory.

Christopher Lang, Hall's former co-worker, said Hall joined the National Guard and just finished basic training a few months ago.

"It was definitely something he wanted to do," Lang said. "He was really proud to be doing it."

The celebration of Hall's life brings home a strong message for his group of loved ones.

"You never really have tomorrow," Guillory said. "Tomorrow is not promised, ever."

The plane's wreckage will be taken to Phoenix, Arizona where investigators will take a closure look at what went wrong. Now friends and family are left preparing to bury a beloved friend.

Funeral services for Hall will be next week in California, where he is originally from.

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