The three crew members killed Friday in the crash of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft in the rugged mountains of Kyrgyzstan were stationed at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash.
They were members of the 93rd Air Refueling Squadron, according to the Air Force, which released their names on Sunday: Capt. Mark Tyler Voss, 27, of Boerne, Texas; Capt. Victoria “Tori” Ann Pinckney, 27, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and Tech. Sgt. Herman “Tre” Mackey III, 30, of Bakersfield, Calif.
Details of a memorial service for the three airmen are pending, Fairchild officials said in a news release Sunday.
“We’re a strong family here and it’s truly heart wrenching when members of this family make the ultimate sacrifice for their nation,” Col. Brian Newberry, 92nd Air Refueling Wing commander, was quoted as saying. “We will forever honor Tyler, Tori and Tre as patriots and heroes.”
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