AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) – An Air Force major killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan is being laid to rest at the Air Force Academy.
A funeral for 45-year-old Major Phyllis Pelky of Rio Rancho, New Mexico will be held Monday morning in the school’s chapel followed by a burial at the academy’s cemetery.READ MORE: COVID In Colorado: Governor's Office To Update State Face Mask Mandate To Align With CDC Guidelines
Pelky was one of five people killed in the crash of a British helicopter in Kabul on Oct. 11 as it landed at a NATO post in Kabul.READ MORE: New Law Would Help Ensure Domestic Violence Offenders Turn Over Their Guns
At the time, she was working as the deputy manpower chief of the American Train, Advise and Assist Command there.
She previously worked at the Air Force Academy as an aide to the school’s commander and a foreign language instructor.MORE NEWS: Colorado's Comeback: Bring Patience When Dining Out, Many Restaurants Understaffed
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