Sergeant 1st Class Michael Ty Kettenhofen joined the Golden Knights Parachute Team in 2020 and has flown more than 1,000 jumps with the Army.
HOMESTEAD, Fla. — A member of the U.S. Army Parachute Team has died after sustaining injuries during a training jump at Homestead Air Force Base in Homestead, Florida.
Sgt. 1st Class Michael Ty Kettenhofen died Monday – says the message of the army. He joined the Golden Knights Parachute Team in 2020 and has completed over 1,000 jumps with the Army.
“The US Army Parachute Team is deeply saddened by the loss of one of our own,” Lt. Col. Andy Moffitt said, commander of the Golden Knights parachute team. He noted that Kettenhofen was remembered for “his sense of humor, his joie de vivre and his achievements as a senior non-commissioned officer and demonstration parachutist.”
The investigation into the accident is ongoing. The army said it had no further details.
“Our hearts and faith are with his family and friends as we grieve and heal with them. She will be honored and remembered as a golden knight, soldier and friend.”
The Golden Knights are made up of several teams of experts, including parachute teams, aircraft pilots and jump logistics people.
Homestead AFB is located 35 miles (56 kilometers) south of Miami.