The National Guard has identified the three soldiers killed in a helicopter crash near Rochester.
54 year old Steven Skoda, 39 year old Christian Koch, and 30 year old Daniel Prial all served as Chief Warrant Officers with the National Guard. All three lived in the Rochester area. The three men were on a routine training mission Wednesday night when their helicopter crashed in the town of Mendon, 20 miles south of Rochester. Witnesses heard sputtering sounds from the chopper before it crashed in a field.