Three airmen from the 93rd air refueling squadron were killed on Friday after the aircraft they were in crashed in Kyrgyzstan on Friday.
One of the airmen, Captain Mark Tyler Voss, 27, was from Boerne. Voss graduated from Boerne hi High School in 2004 and on Sunday, his parents told KSAT that their son was a great kid, he loved to fly and he got to fulfill his dreams of becoming a pilot.
According to the Department of Defense, the KC-135 refueling aircraft that Voss was in crashed on Friday shortly after take off.
The refueling plane was headed to Afghanistan.
Also killed in the crash, was Captain Victoria Pinckney, 27, and Tech Sergeant Herman Mackey III, 30.
Voss's parents told KSAT that their son, Tyler, had dreams of going to the U.S. Air Force Academy and of flying. They said he not only fulfilled his dreams, but he also received a training award for having the highest score in his class on flight check rides.
They also shared a letter from one of Voss's former co-pilots.
In it, he described Tyler as a "bright young co-pilot" who "handled the airplane with a rare deft touch."
He "planned the mission with wisdom beyond his few years and reacted to changes in the mission with confidence..."
Voss's brother said that his brother made the ultimate sacrifice for his country and everyone he loved.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation.