Local soldier killed in Egypt helicopter crash remembered with military honors, memorial service


LEROY TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WJW) — Lake County’s own U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Kyle McKee was honored and remembered at a celebration of life service Saturday morning.

Held at Leroy Community Chapel, located in the Painesville area, the event provided the community with an opportunity for closure. From there, the event moved to Williams Cemetery on Vrooman Road, where military honors, including a helicopter flyover (as seen in the video above), took place.

McKee, a Leroy Township native, was one of the five people killed in the military helicopter crash in Egypt in November. The group had been on a peacekeeping mission in the Sinai Peninsula.

McKee was a graduate of Riverside High School.

Gov. Mike DeWine ordered U.S. and Ohio flags in Lake County and the Ohio Statehouse be lowered to half-staff through sunset in honor of McKee’s memorial today.

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