BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) - Funeral services will be held for a paratrooper from western New York who was killed in a training exercise at an Army base in North Carolina last month.
Services for 21-year-old Sgt. Shaina Schmigel are being held Wednesday morning at a funeral chapel in her hometown of Batavia in Genesee County. She'll be buried with full military honors at a cemetery in nearby Corfu.
Schmigel graduated from high school in Medina in neighboring Orleans County. Hundreds of people lined the streets of the rural village when the procession accompanying her casket traveled through Medina while en route to Batavia.
Military officials say the Iraq veteran died May 30 at Fort Bragg during an airborne operation using a parachute. Schmigel was a member of the 82nd Airborne Division.