Funeral service held for Latter-day Saint/United States Airman who was killed while cycling

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A Latter-day Saint/United States of America airman who was killed while cycling with two other airmen is laid to rest today, August 15, 2020. He was known as Major Michael McAllister Gentry and was 37.

The funeral took place in West Jordan, Utah where he is from. Alex Cabrero of KSL reported on the funeral on his Twitter handle.

A statement released by Eielson Air Force Base said;

“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.”

Major Michael McAllister is described by Jason Swensen, a reporter for church news as a Latter-day Saint airman beloved for his positivity, tenacity and the caring manner in which he treated his family and co-workers.

Cal served in the Ukraine Donetsk Mission (2002-2004). He left behind his wife, Lisa Poppleton Gentry; sons Kaison Ali’i and Jacob Dieter; mother, Linda Lee Gentry-Bray.

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