A funeral service was held for the Latter-day Saint US Airforce squadron commander who died during a cycling trip.
According to the US military, Maj. Michael ‘Cal’ Gentry, 354th Contracting Squadron commander, was struck by a vehicle while on his way to Circle, Alaska. He died on the scene of the accident.
The Eielson Air Force Base released the following statement: “Cal was an incredible leader in our wing, in our Air Force, and in every community to which he belonged,” said Col. Anger. “Cal was one of the most impressive individuals I’ve ever had the privilege to serve alongside. He was an athlete, academic, innovator, go-getter, you name it – he could do it. On top of all of his talent, he was a devoted family man. Cal will be missed dearly by all who knew him.”
His funeral took place in West Jordan where he was from.
The funeral for Air Force Maj. Michael McAllister Gentry is today. He’s from West Jordan and died in Alaska earlier this month when he was hit while bicycling. We’ll have a story on how he’s being remembered on our @KSL5TV newscasts later today. https://t.co/m4T985goQT pic.twitter.com/LQ6LEYpBVS
— Alex Cabrero (@KSL_AlexCabrero) August 15, 2020
Cal served a mission in the Ukraine Donetsk Mission (2002-2004). He died at age 37.
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