Tribute to a hero: Rochester-area airman to be laid to rest
MANCHESTER, N.Y. – A local airman killed during a training mission in Arizona is making his final journey home.
Staff Sgt. Kory Wade, a 2008 graduate of Red Jacket High School, grew up in the Manchester-Shortsville area. He died 11 days ago while on a jet ski retrieving paratroopers during a training mission.
His body was flown back to Buffalo earlier Wednesday.
He is being escorted back to Ontario County by veterans, first responders, the Patriot Guard, friends, and family.
News10NBC’s Jennifer Lewke is along the procession route.
Friends and family are invited to a gathering to remember Staff Sgt. Kory Wade on Wednesday, July 5,.at the Red Jacket High School auditorium from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.