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Randell D. Voas

Final Flight on April 8, 2010





Randell D. Voas, Major, USAF (Fallen)

January 07, 1967 - April 08, 2010



Major RANDELL D. VOAS, USAF, from the 8th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, FL., died April 8, 2010 when his U.S.A.F. CV-22 Osprey crashed in southern Afghanistan. The aircraft went down at approximately 1 a.m., about seven miles west of Qalat, the capital of Zabul province. It had been transporting U.S. service members.

 

Major Voas, 43, was a CV-22 evaluator pilot and a former MH-53 pilot.  Previously a Chief Warrant Officer in the Army, he received his Air Force commission through Officer Training School in 1999.  He flew MH-53 PAVE LOW helicopters until 2003 before becoming a UH-1 flight instructor at Fort Rucker, Ala., and he began training on the CV-22 in 2006.  He had more than 160 combat flight hours.



Randell D. Voas(1967 - 2010)


Jan. 7, 1967 April 9, 2010. Maj. Randell D. Voas, U.S. Air Force, was killed on April 9, 2010, near Kandahar, Afghanistan, when the CV-22 he was piloting crashed during combat operations near the town of Qalat City. Maj. Voas was one of the Air Force's most experienced and skilled V-22 "Osprey" pilots and his contributions to Air Force Special Operations Command and his country are immeasurable.

 

Maj. Voas was born in 1967 at the Camp Kue U.S. Army Hospital in Okinawa. He grew up in Eden Prairie, Minn., and graduated in 1985 from Eden Prairie High School where he ran track and cross country. In 1989, he attended the University of Minnesota and received a B.S. degree in biology.

 

Following college, Randy married his one and only love, Jill Saniti-Hippe, in 1991, and shortly thereafter started his military aviation career in the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Flight Training Program at Fort Rucker, Ala.

 

Following completion of flight school Randy reported to Fulda, Germany, as an AH-64 Apache pilot with several aviation regiments. During his time in Germany he served as an aircraft commander and supported numerous NATO missions. Following his assignment in Germany, Maj. Voas served with the elite 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell and the 5-501 at Camp Eagle, Korea. During his Army career, Randy received numerous military awards and honors and participated in countless DOD operations.

 

In 2000, Maj. Voas was among a select group of Army pilots to transfer into the U.S. Air Force to fly the MH-53 "Pavelow." Upon completion of Officer Training School at Maxwell Air Force Base he was assigned to the 21st Special Operations Squadron in Mildenhall, England.

 

During the opening days of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Maj. Voas led a flight of two MH-53s on a demanding combat mission into northern Iraq in support of the largest airdrop since Vietnam. For his heroic actions he was awarded the Cheney award, which was presented by the Air Force Chief of Staff in 2003.

 

Following his assignment in England, Maj. Voas was assigned the 23rd Flight Training Squadron as an Air Force instructor pilot, teaching and mentoring countless future Air Force helicopter pilots. In 2006, Maj. Voas was hand-picked as an initial cadre instructor pilot for the new CV-22 "Osprey" program. His talents and leadership abilities were recognized with this appointment and he was assigned to the 8th Special Operations Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Fla. While at the 8th, Maj. Voas served as a flight commander and evaluation pilot participating in operations "Iraqi Freedom" and "Enduring Freedom."





June 08, 2014

Thanks for serving our country!!!


August 21, 2013

To the family of Maj. Randell Voas:

As you may know, the Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation has honored your loved one at its Memorial Day Sunday worship service (each year in May) since the time of your fallen hero's ultimate sacrifice. We will continue to pay tribute to our nation's veterans lest we ever forget!

 

Now we would like to honor you as the next-of-kin who have also paid a great price on the altar of liberty. On Sunday 29 September at 11:00 a.m. we will host a Gold Star Family Sunday.

 

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to your sacrifice. Our pastor, U.S. Army Chaplain (Colonel-Retired) Kenneth L. Beale, Jr., will preach a message entitled, “By Dying, We Live.” The special music will be the husband/wife vocal/piano Wickman Duo. Following the worship experience, your family is invited to attend a social time in our Fellowship Hall with some light refreshments.

 

As this historic chapel has limited seating, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (651/286-7296) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans' name and the number of persons attending. For more information about the Foundation or driving directions to the historic chapel at Fort Snelling, visit our website at: www.fortsnellingmcf.org

 

If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

 

Respectfully,

Leila Campbell

Office Manager

Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation

email:info@fortsnellingmcf.org

~

Leila Campbell, Fort Snelling, Minnesota

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May 01, 2013

To the family of Maj. Randell Voas:

The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Christian Memorial Day Remembrance worship service at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, 26 May 2013. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota and the bordering states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with some 300 white crosses bearing the names of the war dead including your loved one.

 

The Memorial Garden will be encircled with larger white crosses representing all of the wars of our nation's history and give honor to all who have served in the United States Armed Forces and made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy today. Wreaths will be placed at the foot of each 8-foot cross bearing the number of U.S. Service Members killed in each of America's conflicts.

 

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, Kenneth L. Beale, Jr., will preach a message entitled, “Freedom:Free, but Costly.” At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and there place poppies at each of the crosses. A Memorial Rifle Squad of the Fort Snelling National Cemetery will fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played. Following your visit to the Memorial Garden, your family is invited to attend an informal reception (weather permitting) outside of the Chapel. The Memorial Garden will remain until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, 27 May (Memorial Day).

 

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (651/286-7296) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans' name and the number of persons attending. For more information about the Foundation or driving directions to the historic chapel at Fort Snelling, visit our website at: www.fortsnellingmcf.org Special rates for nearby hotels will be available. For more information call (651/286-7296) or email the office (info@fortsnellingmcf.org) and leave your name and contact information.

 

Also, beginning at dusk (8:30 p.m.) on Saturday 25 May through dawn (6:30 a.m.) on Sunday, 26 May, a “Prayer Vigil for Peace” will be held in the sanctuary of the Chapel. You are invited to stop by, light a candle and place it at the foot of your loved one's cross in the Memorial Garden and then enter the Chapel for prayer.

 

If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

 

Respectfully,

Leila Campbell

Office Manager

Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation

email:info@fortsnellingmcf.org

web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org

~

Leila Campbell,

Fort Snelling, Minnesota



May 02, 2012

To the family of Maj. Randell Voas:

The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Christian Memorial Day Remembrance worship service at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday 27 May 2012. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota and the bordering states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with some 300 white crosses bearing the names of the war dead including your loved one.

 

The Memorial Garden will be encircled with larger white crosses representing all of the wars of our nation's history and give honor to all who have served the United States and made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy today. Wreaths will be placed at the foot of each cross bearing the number of U.S. Service Members killed in each of America's conflicts.

 

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, U.S. Army Chaplain Col. Kenneth L. Beale, Jr., will preach a message entitled, “Lest We Forget Freedom's Cost.” At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and place poppies at each of the crosses. A Memorial Rifle Squad of the Fort Snelling National Cemetery will fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played. Following your visit to the Memorial Garden, your family is invited to attend an informal reception (weather permitting) outside of the Chapel.

 

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (651/456-4410) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans' name and the number of persons attending. For more information about the Foundation or driving directions to the historic chapel at Fort Snelling, visit our website at: www.fortsnellingmcf.org Special rates for nearby hotels will be available. For more information call (651/456-4410) or email (info@fortsnellingmcf.org) the office, and leave your name and contact information.

 

Also, beginning at dusk (8:30 p.m.) on Saturday 26 May through dawn (6:30 a.m.) on Sunday 27 May, a “Prayer Vigil for Peace” will be held in the sanctuary of the Chapel. You are invited to stop by, light a candle and place it at the foot of your loved one's cross in the Memorial Garden and then enter the Chapel for prayer.

 

If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

~

Respectfully,

Leila Campbell

Office Manager

Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation

email:info@fortsnellingmcf.org

web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org



May 25, 2011

To the family of Major Randell Voas:

Please know that just as your loved one remains in your hearts and minds; his sacrifice, and that of your family, remains with the people he died defending. Words cannot express the gratitude we feel for his bravery and selflessness, or the heartache we feel for your loss. God bless and keep you always.

~

L Neal, North Carolina



May 11, 2011

To the family of Maj Randell Voas:

The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Memorial Day Sunday worship service at 11:00 a.m. on 29 May 2011. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota and the neighboring states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with some 200 white crosses bearing the names of the war dead including your loved one. The Memorial Garden’s perimeter will be manned by members of the Patriot Guard and a honor guard from AMVETS Post #1 of Mendota will be posted at the entrance.

 

The Memorial Garden will be encircled with larger white crosses representing all of the wars in United States history and give honor to all who have served their country and made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy today. Wreaths will be placed at the foot of each cross bearing the number of U.S. Service Members killed in each of our nation’s wars.

 

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, U.S. Army Chaplain Col. Kenneth L. Beale, Jr., will preach a message entitled, “A Believer’s Look at War.” At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and place poppies at each of the crosses. A Memorial Rifle Squad of Fort Snelling National Cemetery will fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played. Following your visit to the memorial garden, your family is invited to attend an informal reception (weather permitting) outside of the Chapel.

 

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (651/456-4410) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans’ name and the number of persons attending. For more information about the Foundation or driving directions to the historic chapel at Fort Snelling, visit our website at: www.fortsnellingmcf.org Special rates for nearby hotels will be available. For more information call (651/456-4410) or email (info@fortsnellingmcf.org) the office and leave your name and contact information.

 

Also, beginning at dusk (8:30 p.m.) on Sat 28 May through dawn (6:30 a.m.) on Sun 29 May, a “Prayer Vigil for Peace” will be held in the sanctuary of the Chapel. You are invited to stop by, light a candle and place it at the foot of your loved one’s cross in the Memorial Garden and then enter the Chapel for prayer.

 

If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

~

Respectfully,

Leila Campbell

Office Manager

Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation

email:info@fortsnellingmcf.org

web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org



August 19, 2010

Voas Family, I had been contacted by Lt. Colonel Marc Hallada (Albquerque, NM) about Randy, but I had confused Randy with an Air Force Colonel, that had also left New Mexico at the same time......

My sons currently run track for ATC and I was a Track Official with Randy, when ATC was hosting events.......

His humor and logic were a true joy, in times of parenting chaos!

All I know is that Randy is in a better place than we are, and that in Heaven there is Rest (En Coelo Quis Est)

May God Shine His Light Upon You and May His Love and the Love That My Family Has For You and All of Our Servicemen Be Eternal.........

~

Mike Woolsey, Albuquerque



July 14, 2010

Jill & the kids, I have found myself coming back to this book so many times but can't ever find the right words. I was with Randy and JB that evening prior to their mission never dreaming of what was to be. Not a day goes by that i dont find my thoughts wandering to Randy. I can tell you that as he stepped out the door to the flightline that night, in typical "randy" fashion, he had that "randy" grin....God I will miss him. Rest well friend, rest well.

~

James Schram, 8th SOS, Hurlburt Field, Florida.



June 15, 2010

I am so sorry about the loss of your precious loved one. America has lost a mighty man of valor.

~

Pat L Detroit Lakes, MN



June 01, 2010

When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous have a refuge. Proverbs 14:32

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

~

Arizona



May 26, 2010

Prayer for Peace

 

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;

Where there is hatred, let me sow love;

Where there is injury, pardon;

Where there is doubt, faith;

Where there is despair, hope;

Where there is darkness, light;

And where there is sadness, joy.

 

O Divine Master,

Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;

To be understood, as to understand;

To be loved, as to love;

For it is in giving that we receive,

It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,

And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

 

Amen

~

Stephanie Rafoss, Beachwood, New Jersey



May 07, 2010

Your legacy will forever live on in the hearts of those who knew you and shared in your struggle to protect our country and the ultimate sacrifice you gave so that we can be grateful for what we have. Your family, friends, loved ones and fellow soldiers will stay in my thoughts and prayers.

A Proud Military Mom.

~

Elizabeth Raab, Hamilton, New Jersey



April 23, 2010

To the Voas Family,

My wife and I would like would like to express our condolences to you. I worked with Randy at the 8th. He was a marvelous man and role model for us all. His memory will live in our hearts forever. Take care and God bless.

Dave and Claire Baumgartner

~

David Baumgartner, Littleton, Colorado



April 23, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you peace and comfort to ease your pain. God Bless you and yours.

~

Diane Everett, Colorado Springs, Colorado



April 20, 2010

My Prayers are with you Jill and the childrens ,,,,I am so Sorry , If you need anythings day or night ....Please CALL ANYTIME ...your friend Alice

Remember the good times with Randy and what a GREAT MEN



April 19, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

~

Debra



April 19, 2010

From all your friends at Hillcrest Elementary in Enterprise - our hearts are breaking for you all. We send you our thoughts and prayers.

~

Lynn Newsome, Enterprise, Alabama

 


April 18, 2010

I know there are no words to say at this time, except how sorry that I am. I truly feel your loss and pain. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. Randell will never be forgotten.

 

For you every single soldier

Those who served so honorable

Your life was forever altered

While I’m home safe and free

I stand with grateful admiration

I stand respectful and so proud

I know I’m only a civilian

And I don’t even know if it’s allowed

 

But I salute you; allow me the honor

to salute you with permission let me say

Even though I hold no rank know that from my heart

My humble gratitude comes from the deepest part.

I salute you.

 

For those missing in action;

for those who didn’t make it home.

I know you’re in God’s presence you are not alone.

For every neatly folded flag;

for every shattered family

I will do the only thing I know to dignify your memory.

 

I salute you, allow me the honor

to salute you with permission let me say

even though I hold no rank know that from my heart

my humble gratitude comes from the deepest part.

 

I salute you .

~

Suzanne MacDaniel - A Proud Aunt

SGT. David M. Fisher

KIA 12/1/04 - Iraq

 


April 17, 2010

We love you and God's angels are lifting you up to the beautiful gates of heaven. May you rest in peace.

~

Jacki, Robbinsdale, Minnesota

 


April 17, 2010

Thank you for your service to our Country. God bless you and your family and all the brave men and women who protect our freedom every day.

~

Lori, Incline Village, Nevada

 


April 17, 2010

Rest in Peace.

~

LTC (Ret) & Mrs. Thomas Wilson,  Rapid City, South Dakota

 


April 17, 2010

MAJ RANDELL VOAS. You are my Hero may God keep you in his arms forever.

~

Gary Allain, Leominster, Massachusetts

 


April 17, 2010

I work with America's Veterans and I reminded daily of my freedom and how precious it is. I am sorry for your loss-My family and I pray for yours and we continue to thank you for our freedom.

~

Cottage Grove, Minnesota

 


April 16, 2010

Thank you for our freedom! With Sympathy.

~

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

 


April 16, 2010

Dear Voas Family, Jill, Madison, Michell, moms and dads, please accept my condolences for the loss of Randell. He was truly a hero for many of us who are unable to serve. I promise to pray for you all, for God's presence, Grace, Mercy, and Love in everything you do. It will seem an impossible time of mourning; please depend on God for comfort. I fly my Stars and Strips too, in honor of Randell and you.

~

One Grateful in, Wichita, Kansas

 


April 16, 2010

My deepest condolences and prayers for this outstanding American hero and his family.

~

LtCol. George Sweeney, USMC (Ret.), Merritt Island, Florida

 


April 16, 2010

God bless Randell for serving our country. If memory allows, I think he was with our scout troop in Eden Prairie. Peace!

~

D Huibregtse, Minnesota

 


April 15, 2010

God Bless you and thank you for serving our country. You are the bravest of the brave.

~

Lauren, Minnesota

 


April 15, 2010

Thank you Randell for your service to our country. It is because of your selflessness that my family and I have the luxury of freedom. Please accept my deepest sympathies.

~

Maple Grove, Minnesota

 


April 15, 2010

Voas family so sorry for your loss. Randell we wont forget what you have done for all Thank you for your sacrifice God bless.

 


April 15, 2010

My deepest sympathy to the Voas Family. It's sad what one must give today so that we may continue to give tomorrow. Thank you Major Voas! Proud of you & proud to be an American.

~

Jerry, Minnesota

 


April 15, 2010

My deepest sympathies to the Voas family - my gratitude to Randell D. Voas - God bless you all -

~

Grateful, Maplewood, Minnesota

 


April 15, 2010

THANK YOU RANDELL FOR YOUR SERVICE. GOD BLESS YOU

~

WAYNE DEPEW, COON RAPIDS, Michigan

 


April 15, 2010

Dearest Jill & Family Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. His memory will not be forgotten.

Teresa & Dan Keysor

~

Dan & Teresa Keysor, Navarre, Florida

 


April 15, 2010

God bless you and your family...your loved one died a hero for all of us.

~

Minneapolis, Minnesota

 


April 15, 2010

Larry and Jo and the Voas family: I am so very saddened by your loss. He died for his country and is a hero. I hope his children will always remember.

~

Brian Kenner, Philip, South Dakota

 


April 15, 2010

Voas Family, thank you for all you have done. God Bless you during this time.

~

Thankful

 


April 15, 2010

Jill, Madde and Mitch. No words, no hugs, no laughter can erase the sadness of this day. Being there for you when ever you have a need help or comfort is my promise, and eternally remembering Randy is my mission. He was truly a hero on many fronts and a very special person. I'm proud to have called him my friend.

~

William Habel, Florida

 


April 15, 2010

Thank you for your service to our country. God Bless.

~

Ed Burns, Anoka`, Minnesota

 


April 15, 2010

I tip my hat to your loved one for serving our country!!

~

Saint Paul, Minnesota

 


April 15, 2010

God bless Major Voas and his family. They are truly American Heroes. They will be in my family's thoughts and prayers.

~

A greatful American, St. Paul, Minnesota

 


April 15, 2010

Dear Voas Family, I don't know you, but want to extend my heartfelt sympathies to all of you. We are such an honored country to have people like your Loved One who dedicate their lives and make the Supreme Sacrifice to keep our America Free. There are no words to comfort you, I know, but please know that you are in our prayers and thoughts as you go through this sad time. God bless and give you comfort,

~

Cathy Denison, Enterprise, Alabama

 


April 15, 2010

Voas Family, Thank you for the utmost sacrifaice. Your sons service and dedication to our country is GREATLY APPRECIATED.

We fly our flag to honor all who serve.

~

Bloomington, Minnesota

 


April 15, 2010

God Bless the Voas family! Thank you.

~

Craig & Jeanne K., Rosemount, Minnesota

 


April 15, 2010

Randell, Thank you for serving our Country and giving the utmost sacrifice. I do not know you but was also born in 1967 on a Naval base. Your unwavering dedication to our Country is commendable by the highest honor. May your wife and family find comfort in the coming days. God Bless.

~

Julie, New Hope, Minnesota

 


April 15, 2010

Thank you for your service and dedication to our country.

~

R Hogan, Saint Paul, Minnesota

 


April 15, 2010

Dear Jill, Maddie and Michell. Uncle Steve and I are very sorry for your loss and sorry we can not be with you today. Know that our hearts are with you now and always.

~

Steve and Janet Schwab (Northfield,MN)

 


April 15, 2010

Thank you for your service. Your are in our prayers.

~

Tammy B, Roseville, Minnesota

 


April 15, 2010

The Final Salute

 

“Brothers in Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.

 

This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to Maj. Randell Voas our Brother in Arms. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Randell. And to Randell it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the ultimate sacrifice he made while operating against enemy forces in Afghanistan. No greater love is shown than a man lay down his life for another. Randell, you are a brave Air Force Warrior, a true Patriot and a national Hero. With your passing, our Country has lost a National Treasure. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at ease. Rest in Peace.

 

On behalf of the 1,341 members of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion in Shreveport, Louisiana, I extend our sympathies and our condolences to Randell’s family and loved ones.

~

Dennis N. Engdahl, Commander, American Legion Post 14, 5315 S. Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109

For the Commander, Carroll R. Michaud,

Shreveport, Louisiana

 


April 14, 2010

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.

~

Jeff & Becky Dowda, Niceville, Florida

 


April 14, 2010

Dear Voas family, your dad, husband and son was a wonderful classmate and friend at EPHS. We are all so proud of him and are so sad to hear of the news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this horribly sad time. Thank you for sharing him with us. with love - Kathie Smith -EPHS

~

Kathie Smith, Lakeville, Minnesota

 


April 14, 2010

Dear Voas Family. We are so very sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers....much love!!!

~

Cris, Allison, Nathan and Lauren Crooks, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina

 


April 14, 2010

Voas Family,

May the strength of the Lord, keep you as well as comfort you while you grieve the loss of your family member. Although I didn't know him personnally I've heard many wonderful things about him from his Hurlburt family. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

~

Mike, Carla & Cambria Stoudmire & Spencer Effatt, Fort Walton Beach, Florida

 


April 14, 2010

Randy was an OTS student when I was an instructor, and I remember him well...he was one of the small group of former Army pilots who were never flustered by what we threw at them. His name will live forever in honor, and our prayers to the Voas family. Lt Col Bull Ternus, USAF

~

Bull Ternus, Washington, District of Columbia

 


April 14, 2010

I am Deeply Saddened to learn of the loss of Maj Randell Voas. The Price this Brave Soldier and his family have paid for this country and for freedom, Will Never Be Forgotten.

There will Never Be Enough Ways to Humbly Thank our Heroes for their Sacrifices, my brother among them, killed in action in Vietnam in 1967.

"Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee." ~ Psalm 55:22 ~

I am sincerely hoping that you can feel the thoughts of caring and support that surround you today and in the difficult days ahead, as this Grateful Country mourns with you, for Someone Very Precious to you, Who Is A True American Hero to all of us.

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

~

Garnet Jenkins, Grand Junction, Colorado



April 14, 2010

Dear Voas family. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow. My prayers are that the memories of of the life shared with Randell will comfort you now and in the future.

~

Jim Burns SMSgt. USAF (retired),  Navarre, Florida  USAF RotorHeads www.rotorheadsrus.us

 



       



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