ROCHESTER --Three New York Army National Guard pilots were killed on January 20, when a UH-60 medical evacuation helicopter crashed in the town of Mendon, New York on the night of January 20, 2021 during a training flight.Killed were (from Left): Chief Warrant Officer 5 Steven Skoda, Chief Warrant Officer 4 Christian Koch and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Daniel Prial.Major General Ray Shields, the Adjutant General of New York, asked members of the New York National Guard to pray for Please pray for Skoda, Koch and Prial and their families and friends.
"Their legacy of service will not be forgotten," Shields said in a message to the force.
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