NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Chief Warrant Officer 3 Danny Randolph’s remains were brought back to Gallatin Thursday following a deadly helicopter crash last month.
The Tennessee National Guardsman and his fellow soldier, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Daniel Wadham, were killed in February. They were performing a Blackhawk training flight when their helicopter crashed near Huntsville, Alabama.
After the accident, both of their bodies were transferred to Delaware. On Wednesday, Wadham was brought back to Nashville and escorted to Joelton.
A Southwest Airlines plane brought in Randolph’s remains and members of his family viewed him prior to the procession on Thursday.
“It’s an honor for us to be able to stand, as he supported us, gave his life for us,” Patriot Honor Riders member Annette Ropeck said. “It’s our way of giving back to the families.”
The Patriot Honor Riders are a national organization that supports fallen soldiers as they make their way back home. Several riders participated in the processional.
Other law enforcement agencies were at the procession as they paid tribute to both servicemen.