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2 of 3 fallen National Guardsmen escorted to Fort Drum

Updated: January 26, 2021 11:33 PM
Created: January 26, 2021 10:24 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The remains of two of the National Guardsmen killed in last week's helicopter crash in Mendon were honored with another procession Tuesday morning.

Chief Warrant Officers Christian Koch, Steven Skoda, and Daniel Prial were killed in the crash

Deputies and troopers guided the procession from the Monroe County Medical Examiner's Office to the Thruway with a final destination of Fort Drum in Watertown.

An official with Fort Drum said the remains Skoda and Prial are en route to Fort Drum. Skoda’s will be interred at Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in  Schuylerville and Prial’s will be interred at West Point Cemetery in West Point.

The procession began shortly before 11 a.m.

The bodies of the three soldiers previously received a procession on the way to the examiner's office on Thursday. A memorial has also been set up at the crash site.

The sheriff's office says people were allowed to pay their respects in "a safe manner."

Koch will be escorted to Mount Morris in Livingston County on Wednesday.

Deputies say anyone who wants to pay respects during the procession should be in place by 9:30 a.m. 

They will be traveling down East Henrietta Road and Route 390 South.

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