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Boerne in Kendall County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

US Air Force Captain Mark "Tyler" Voss

December 16, 1985 - May 3, 2013

 
 
US Air Force Captain Mark "Tyler" Voss Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, April 26, 2021
1. US Air Force Captain Mark "Tyler" Voss Marker
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Capt Tyler Voss graduated from Boerne High School in 2004 and received an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy, fulfilling a childhood dream. He graduated from the Academy in 2008 with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering and was commissioned in the United States Air Force.

Capt Voss attended Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training at Laughlin AFB, Del Rio, Texas where he earned the 47th Flying Training Squadron's Award for the highest overall score on check rides. He received his wings in March 2010.

Stationed at his first duty assignment at Fairchild AFB, located near Spokane, Washington, Capt Voss flew with the 93rd Refueling Squadron. He was promoted to Captain May 2012 and certified as Aircraft Commander in March 2013. A pilot's pilot, Capt Voss received numerous flight commendations while serving God, country, and his fellow servicemen.

Capt Voss went home to be with the Lord on May 3, 2013 when his KC-135 Stratotanker broke apart and crashed shortly after take-off near Chon-Aryk, Kyrgyzstan, operating from the Transit Center at Manas. He and his "Shell 77" crew, co-pilot Capt Victoria
US Air Force Captain Mark "Tyler" Voss Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, April 26, 2021
2. US Air Force Captain Mark "Tyler" Voss Marker
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Pickney, and boom operator, TSgt Herman Mackey III, were on a refueling mission supporting Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in Afghanistan.

Capt Voss received the Air Medal, his seventh, posthumously. He was known for his superb aviation skills, enthusiasm for the Air Force, and incredible zest for life. Capt Voss is the son of Wayne and Marcy Voss and brother of Forrest and Morgan Voss.
 
Erected 2014 by City of Boerne - Parks and Recreation.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, Afghanistan. A significant historical month for this entry is March 2010.
 
Location. 29° 47.154′ N, 98° 43.704′ W. Marker is in Boerne, Texas, in Kendall County. Memorial can be reached from the intersection of South Main Street (Business U.S. 87) and Hickman Street. The memorial is located in the center of the Veterans Plaza. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 801 South Main Street, Boerne TX 78006, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veterans Plaza Korean War Memorial (here, next to this marker); US Army Spc. James M. Kiehl (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Plaza Vietnam War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Plaza World War I Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Plaza World War II Memorial (a few steps from this marker);
The main view of the Veterans Plaza image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, April 26, 2021
3. The main view of the Veterans Plaza
US Army Private First Class Milton A. Lee (a few steps from this marker); Weyrich Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Peter's Catholic Church (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boerne.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 25, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 26, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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