CHICAGO – Members of a U.S. Army skydiving team will return to their base, where they will have access to counseling, after a parachutist from their unit died from injuries suffered during a stunt at the Chicago Air & Water Show.
Golden Knights spokeswoman Donna Dixon said Sunday that the team will head to Fort Bragg in North Carolina, where they can meet with chaplains. She says the Army wants to ensure everyone is mentally and physically fit to continue with the show season.
Sgt. 1st Class Corey Hood of Cincinnati, Ohio, was pronounced dead Sunday. The 32-year-old who had served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan was injured a day earlier when he collided in midair with a member of the Navy's precision skydiving team. That man was treated for a broken leg.