The body of fallen Pittsford native airman has arrived in Rochester
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The body of Terry Brayman, the Pittsford native U.S. Air Force major who was killed in an aircraft crash off the coast of Japan, has arrived in Rochester.
A commercial plane carrying his body landed on Friday morning at the Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport for the dignified transfer. Multiple first responders and emergency cars lined the tarmac to salute the fallen airman. When the plane landed, two fire trucks fired their water cannons as a salute.
When Brayman’s body is taken off the plane, it will be draped in an American flag before a procession to the funeral home on Monroe Avenue. You can watch our coverage of the plane landing here:
Brayman, 32, was one of the eight service members who were killed in the Osprey crash during a training mission on Nov. 29. The crash happened near Yakushima Island in southwestern Japan while the aircraft was on way to Okinawa Island. His body was recovered after a more than a week-long search.
You can also watch the complete live feed of the plane on the tarmac here:
Brayman was a 2009 Pittsford Mendon High School graduate. His parents, Howard and Glenda Brayman, say they are proud of his service. In a statement, they said:
“His entire family loved him dearly, and our holidays and get togethers will never be the same. Terry hoped to return to the Rochester area when his Air Force career was over.”
Memorial services will be next week. The visiting hours are Thursday, Dec. 21 at Anthony Funeral Chapel on Monroe Avenue in Brighton. The funeral is at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 22 at First Universalist Church of Rochester on South Clinton Avenue in Rochester. A procession will then go to White Haven Memorial Park in Pittsford for his burial. Brayman’s parents shared these photos: