TRACY - The body of U.S. Army National Guard Sgt. Patrick McCaffrey has returned home. The 34-year-old Tracy soldier was killed one week ago in an ambush while on patrol in Balad, Iraq.
His body arrived at Sacramento International Airport in the first hours of Monday morning. He was a specialist in the Petaluma-based Alpha Company of the 579th Engineering Battalion in Santa Rosa, which promoted him to the rank of sergeant after his death.