Remington Peters, 27, was a member of Navy parachute demonstration team "The Leap Frogs" and was jumping as part of the New York Fleet Week when his parachute failed to open.
Peters was pronounced dead today at 1:10 p.m. after his parachute malfunctioned and he landed in the Hudson River during an aerial demonstration at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey, according to a statement from the Navy.
His family described Peters as positive and principled. They said he would be "painfully missed."
"Anyone that has ever had the pleasure of knowing Remi could attest to his fierce loyalty to his friends, family, and his country," their statement read. "He was an angel on earth and role model to all."
(U.S. Geological Survey Astrogeology Science Center via Associated Press)
Step through the Cinder Lake Crater Field roughly 12 miles outside Flagstaff, Ariz., and you might encounter a white crystal-filled rock that has absolutely no business being there.
The chunks of anorthosite weren't deposited there by nature — they were trucked in from the mountains around Pasadena, Calif. And the craters were carved not by meteors, but by fertilizer and dynamite.
Before the first man landed on the moon, NASA dispatched the Apollo astronauts to this volcanic field to search for these and other faux moon rocks.
A soldier who died in Camp Buehring, Kuwait, from a non-combat related incident on July 18 was identified by the Pentagon as Sgt. William Friese, a West Virginia Army National Guard soldier assigned to the 821st Engineer Company, 1092nd Engineer Battalion, 111th Engineer Brigade.