US Army Parachute Staff Member Dies in Coaching Accident

HOMESTEAD, Florida — A member of the U.S. Army Parachute Staff has died after sustaining accidents throughout a coaching bounce at Homestead Air Reserve Base in Homestead, Florida.

Sgt. 1st Class Michael Ty Kettenhofen died Monday, the Army mentioned in a information launch. He joined the Golden Knights parachute workforce in 2020 and had over 1,000 jumps with the Army.

“The U.S. Army Parachute Staff is deeply saddened by the lack of one in every of our personal,” mentioned Lt. Col. Andy Moffit, Golden Knights Parachute Staff commander. He famous that Kettenhofen is being remembered “for his humorousness, pleasure of life and accomplishments as a senior non-commissioned officer and demonstration parachutist.”

The accident stays beneath investigation. The Army mentioned no further particulars can be found.

“Our hearts and religion are along with his household and associates as we grieve and heal with them. Ty might be honored and remembered as a Golden Knight, Soldier, and pal.”

The Golden Knights are made up of a number of knowledgeable groups, together with parachute groups, plane pilots, and other people behind the scenes who deal with bounce logistics.

Homestead Air Reserve Base is 35 miles (56 kilometers) south of Miami.

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