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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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