October 14, 2015

Phyllis Pelky and Greg Kuhse - U.S. Military Fatalities in Afghanistan

Maj. Phyllis J. Pelky, age 45, of Rio Rancho, New Mexico and Master Sgt. Gregory T. Kuhse, age 38, of Kalamazoo, Michigan, died in the line of duty on October 11, 2015, at an airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. 

Phyllis Pelky and Greg Kuhse
Major Pelky was assigned to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Master Sergeant Kuhse was assigned to the 3rd Manpower Requirements Squadron at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.

Phyllis and Greg were passengers in a British helicopter that was attempting to land at a NATO base in Kabul.

The helicopter rotor may have gotten tangled in the cables of a monitoring balloon at the airport which caused the helicopter to crash. The balloon may have escaped from its mooring prior to the tragic accident.

Two British airmen and a French civilian contractor were also killed in the accident.

Five others aboard the helicopter were injured.

Before she was deployed to Afghanistan, Phyllis had served as an aide to the commander of the Colorado Springs Air Force Academy. She was also a foreign language instructor. She was currently working as the deputy manpower chief of the American "Train, Advise and Assist" Command in Kabul.

Greg was a 1995 of Comstock High School in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He was currently serving as a manpower adviser to the Afghan Air Force.

A fund to support Greg's family is outlined here.

The military comrades of Phyllis and Greg are in mourning over the deaths of their sister and brother. They will be forever remembered.

The loved ones of Phyllis and Greg are devastated over their sudden and tragic deaths. They served their country well. They did their best. They will be forever mourned.

Both Phyllis and Greg are survived by many loving comrades, friends and family
Light a candle for Phyllis and for Greg. Light
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members who will forever miss them.

Thank you for your service to America, Phyllis and Greg.

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

Pray for all who die suddenly. They are with us one moment and are gone before we can say goodbye.

Pray without ceasing unto God for an end to this war in Afghanistan. It is enough.

Pray that Phyllis Pelky is in heaven. Pray that she is at peace and is with God. Amen.

Pray that Greg Kuhse is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

Pray for all who died in this tragic accident. Amen.

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