Two of the three soldiers with the U.S. Army National Guard, who were killed on January 20 when the helicopter they were flying in crashed in a field in Mendon, were escorted on the NYS Thruway to Fort Drum on Tuesday morning.
Several members of law enforcement gathered on the Thruway overpass bridges in their area to salute the fallen soldiers.
Ontario and Wayne County sheriffs members paying respects to the funeral procession for the fallen members of the National Guard. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the soldiers and their families. pic.twitter.com/fA8ChX3HqC
— Ontario Co. Sheriff (@OntarioSheriff) January 26, 2021
At 11 this morning, two of the three soldiers killed last week in a helicopter crash in Mendon, NY, were transported from the Monroe County ME's office to Fort Drum. Canandaigua Truck 281 stood by at the Hook road bridge as they passed. pic.twitter.com/WQLLxA2rge
— Canandaigua Fire (@IAFF2098) January 26, 2021
In Seneca County, the Seneca Falls Police Department was joined near exit 41 by fire departments from Seneca Falls, Waterloo, Border City, Fayette, Clyde, Junius, Varick & Romulus.
Local police and fire officials in Seneca County gather to salute the fallen members of the National Guard during their procession on the NYS Thruway on Tuesday pic.twitter.com/WKm8yjn1YI
— FingerLakes1.com (@FingerLakes1) January 26, 2021
Chief Warrant Officer Steven Skoda, Chief Warrant Officer Christian Koch, and Chief Warrant Officer Daniel Prial were lost in the crash on January 20 when the UH-60 medical evacuation helicopter they were flying in crashed during a training exercise for night vision goggle proficiency training.
– Watch the report from WHAM13’s noon news cast
— Maureen McGuire (@MaureenMcGuire8) January 26, 2021