Fundraisers for Fallen Coronado-Based Sailor This Weekend

Those wishing to help the family of the fallen Coronado-based sailor killed in Iraq can do so this weekend.

San Diegans looking to give back to the family of the fallen Coronado-based sailor killed in Iraq will have the chance this weekend. 

Chief Petty Officer Jason C. Finan, 34, died last week from injuries suffered by an "improvised explosive device," or roadside bomb, officials said.

Finan was from Anaheim, California, and was serving in Iraq with Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 3 in an advisory capacity, according to the Pentagon. 

The first fundraiser will take place at Boll Weevil Restaurant in Imperial Beach from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday. For every meal and drink ordered during the alloted time, 20 percent of the proceeds will be donated to Finan's family. To participate, all you have to do is mention the fundraiser when you order. 

The restaurant is located at 695 Saturn Boulevard in the Southland Plaza in Imperial Beach. 

The second fundraiser will take place at the Flesh Skin Grafix Tattoo Parlor in Imperial Beach. From 12 p.m. to midnight, the parlor will offer $40 pre-drawn small tattoos. All proceeds will go directly to Finan's family. 

The parlor is located at 1155 Palm Avenue in Imperial Beach. 

Finan was the first U.S. service member to die in combat since the launch of a massive operation to retake the Islamic State-held city of Mosul last week. 

More than 100 U.S. special operations forces are embedded with Iraqi units, and hundreds more are playing a supporting role in staging bases.

Three other service members have died in Iraq since the U.S.-led coalition began launching airstrikes against IS in August 2014.

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