Services held for parachutist killed

SFC Corey Hood (Photo/US ARMY)

WEST CHESTER, Ohio (WDTN) — Services were held Saturday for an Ohio parachutist killed in a skydiving accident at the Chicago Air and Water Show last weekend.

Family and friends gathered at the Lakota West High School football stadium to say good-bye to Corey Hood.

The 32-year-old died from his injuries after he and another parachutist collided during a drop.

“I’ve never seen Corey happier or more fulfilled than he has been these past few years,” said his brother-in-law, Steve Hunt. “He loved being a part of the Golden Knights team, he loved to be on the jumbo-trons giving interviews to the press. He was living his dream and we got to live it with him.”

Hood was a member of the Army Golden Knights skydiving team and completed five tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, earning two bronze stars.

He was posthumously promoted to Master Sergeant earlier this week.

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