UNION, MO (KTVI)-- Family and friends of a fallen Missouri National Guardsmen are waiting at Lambert airport to honor his service.
Staff Sergeant Robert J. Traxel, 34, died during a training exercise in Guatemala earlier this month.
Traxel was a broadcast specialist with the 70th Mobile Public Affairs detachment. This is part of his final report, filed June 29th, days before his death.
Traxel, who is from Union, also was a highly decorated soldier who served in Afghanistan in 2008 and in Iraq in 2011.