A heavy sense of sorrow lingered inside the Golden Knights hangar on Fort Bragg where friends and family gathered Wednesday to remember Master Sgt. Corey Hood, a member of the parachute team who died this month in an air show in Chicago.
The hour-long ceremony remained quiet between prayers, an honorary roll call and a poignant performance of taps. At the ceremony's conclusion, family members and friends paid their respects at a battlefield cross, where some stroked his boots and identification tags or offered a firm salute.
Hood was buried in his suburban Cincinnati, Ohio, hometown on Saturday.
You can read the story here:
Behind the byline
Here's an inside look at how some of my favorite stories came together.