KENTON COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - A family preparing to welcome a soldier home this weekend is now planning his funeral after a crash in North Dakota kills two Kentucky soldiers.
Ronald forsyth's mother tells us her son was deploying to Afghanistan next year and she had concerns about that but yesterday his family was blindsided when he was killed while on training assignment.
"When they came to my door I knew, you come when you got bad news, it's bad, I know it's bad."
Since yesterday afternoon, Rhonda Ashbrook has been looking for answers. Her son, sgt. Ronald Forsyth the second was in North Dakota training with the national guard.
The 31 year old was in a vehicle with three other soldiers when their car left the road and hit a tree.
Forsyth and 23-year-old Jason Burnette, of Manchester, were killed. The other two men were taken to the hospital.
Forsyth was supposed to return home Sunday.
"There's so many unanswered questions, and there's another mother hurts just as badly as I do and I feel for her, we want our boys back, we want our babies back."
Forsyths three year old daughter Farrah is old enough to recognize her fathers picture, but not what has happened to him. His family plans to fill in the details as she gets older.
"How much he loved her, what a super guy he was, he was our superman."
The family spent Monday meeting with ARMY officials, making plans for his return. Ashbrook says she doesn't know how she'll say goodbye to her little boy.
"He said mom, you were always my hero. My son's my hero."
The other two soldiers who were in that car with Forsyth and Burdette have been treated and released.
Linnemann Funeral Home in Erlanger will handle the arrangements.
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