It was a somber welcome home Thursday, as the body of a Boerne man returned home after he was killed in the crash of his military refueling plan May 3 in Kyrgyzstan.
Hundred of service men and women lined the streets of Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio to pay their respects to 27 year-old Air Force Capt. Mark “Tyler” Voss and his family.
“Were out here supporting a family that has lost a love member and he's actually part of our family being in the Air Force,” an airman said. “Just to show support is very important and we're all very privileged to be here.”
He was a gradute of Boerne High School in 2004 and later went on to graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 2008 with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering. Capt. Voss was stationed in Spokane, Washington where he was promoted to Captain on May 28, 2012, and became Aircraft Commander on March 14, 2013.
“Captain Voss is a hero and it’s an honor to salute him and thank his family,” said one woman standing with her grandchild. “As his casket goes by, it makes me think of my own family and my son who is also overseas.”
Capt. Voss will be laid to rest Friday, in a private ceremony for family and friends.
Two other members of the Air Force died in the same crash. An investigation is still being done to determine the cause of the crash.