Mark Tyler Voss

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Boerne, TX

Branch of Service: U.S. Air Force

Rank: Captain

Captain Mark “Tyler” Voss graduated from the Air Force Academy in 2008 with an Aeronautical Engineering degree. He earned his wings in 2010 at Laughlin AFB, scoring highest in his class on flight check rides, and was stationed at Fairchild AFB, flying with the 93rd Refueling Squadron. Tyler went home to the Lord when his KC-135 Stratotanker, Shell 77, crashed shortly after take-off near Chon-Aryk, Kyrgyzstan supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Tyler was known for his superb aviation skills, kindness to his fellow man, and zest for life. He loved flying, a true “Pilot’s Pilot,” and received numerous air medals and commendations. Tyler was respectful, intelligent, and brotherly. He always had a smile on his face and was mindful of others.

Tyler accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior and extended God’s love to others. Tyler helped friends and even strangers without a thought of personal gain. He loved life and made sure everybody around him was loving life too. Tyler lived life to the fullest and was extremely determined and devoted. Tyler packed more into his 27 years than most people do in a lifetime.

Age: 27

Date of Death: May 03, 2013

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