Orange paratroopers will have a procession from Ontario Airport after dying in practice jump at Army base in Homestead, Fla
ONTARIO, Calif. (KABC)– There will be a procession on Thursday for a fallen Army paratrooper from Orange, California who died in a practice jump last week.
Master Sgt. Michael “Ty” Kettenhofen died while carrying out his beloved job at Homestead Air Force Base in Florida.
He was 37 years old and is survived by his daughter, parents and siblings.
Kettenhofen joined the army in 2006 and had served four combat missions – two in Iraq and two in Afghanistan. He was also a decorated service member and received a Purple Heart in addition to many awards and decorations.
He also joined the US Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights, in 2020 and has traveled the world demonstrating the art of skydiving.
His remains will arrive at Ontario International Airport Thursday afternoon, and the procession route will pass through Jurupa Valley, Riverside and Perris before arriving in Menifee.
Kettenhofen will be buried with full military honors next week.
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