Image of Sgt. Cade Wolfe courtesy Blue Earth Sheriff’s Office

The remains of Sgt. Cade Wolfe, killed in a military training accident in mid-November, are expected to be returned home on Thursday, Jan. 4, with plans for a “Fallen Hero Procession” to salute him before Friday’s memorial service.

Wolfe was on a routine training mission in the Mediterranean Sea when the tragic accident occurred, killing Wolfe and four of his fellow service members. The Department of Defense said there was an accident as the MH-60 Black Hawk helicopter was refueling.
According to the Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Office, the hearse and accompanying vehicles are scheduled to leave the Mankato Airport between 12:30 PM and 1:15 PM and first travel through Eagle Lake on Parkway Avenue to south on Plainview Street, east on LeSueur Ave past the Eagle Lake Elementary School, and north on Linda Drive to then continue west on Parkway Ave, then proceeding to the City of Mankato passing Mankato East High School on Hoffman Road to north Victory Drive and then west on Madison Avenue. The route will then proceed north on Riverfront Drive to HWY 14 west, exit at Loray Drive in North Mankato and will continue on Commerce Drive, ending at Northview Mortuary.
All those interested in honoring the fallen Army soldier are encouraged to take safe roadside positions, flags in hand, to pay respects as the procession passes.
The airport arrival will remain private for the immediate family. Community members are discouraged from coming to the airport. Law Enforcement vehicles are to stage at the airport. Local fire and other responders, including military groups, are encouraged to post themselves along the processional route.