Sgt. killed in training accident to be laid to rest

BATAVIA, N.Y. (WIVB) – Final arrangements are now in place for a Western New York soldier who lost her life during a military training exercise near Fort Bragg, N.C.

Calling hours for Sergeant Shaina Schmigel will be held Tuesday at the Michael Tomaszeweski Funeral Home on West Main Street in Batavia. Friends and family can pay their respects from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. that day.

A funeral service will follow on Wednesday at the funeral home. It begins at 11 a.m. and will then continue to Evergreen Cemetery on Clinton Street Road in Batavia.

Sgt. Schmigel died during a training exercise involving a parachute. She was 21-years-old. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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