Homestead, Fla. (AP) — A member of the U.S. Army Parachute Team has died after being injured during a training jump at Homestead Air Force Reserve Base in Homestead, Fla.
Sergeant Private Michael Tai Kettenhoven died Monday, the Army said in a news release. He joined his Golden Knights parachute team in his 2020 and has made over 1,000 jumps in the Army.
Lt. Col. Andy Moffitt, Golden Knights parachute team commander, said: He said Kettenhofen is remembered for “his sense of humor, his joie de vivre, and his achievements as a senior NCO and demonstration paratrooper.”
The accident is under investigation. The Army said no further details were available.
“Our hearts and faith are with his family and friends, who mourn and heal with them. Thay will be honored and remembered as a golden knight, soldier and friend.”
The Golden Knights are made up of several teams of experts, including parachute teams, aircraft pilots, and behind-the-scenes people who handle jump logistics.
Homestead Air Force Base is located 35 miles (56 kilometers) south of Miami.
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