Captain Mark T. Voss
Captain Mark "Tyler" Voss was born December 16, 1985. He graduated from Boerne High School in 2004. During high school, he played varsity soccer at BHS for 4 years and was a part of a record breaking team that went to state. Tyler was a BOA student leader for two years as well as a PAL. He was also in the first JROTC class there. Tyler loved working on cars and loved anything that was fast. He attended Boerne Middle School, where he made lifelong friends. It was here, in middle school, that he set his sights on his dream, which was to serve his country and to become a pilot and fly.
Throughout middle school and high school, Tyler worked hard towards his dream, which became a reality when he graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 2008 with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering. He was commissioned in the U.S. Air Force as a 2nd Lieutenant.
Tyler received his wings March 2010, having graduated from pilot training at Laughlin Air Force Base, Del Rio, Texas, where he received a training award for having the highest score in his class on flight check rides.
He was stationed at Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane, Washington where he flew KC-135 Stratotankers. He was promoted to Captain on May 28, 2012, and became Aircraft Commander on March 14, 2013. He died on Friday, May 3, 2013, near Chon-Aryk, Kyrgyzstan in the crash of a KC-135 aircraft. He was part of the 93rd Air Refueling Squadron supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.