Christian Army Helo Pilot Killed in Training Accident
US Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kevin “Mose” Weiss was killed December 2nd when the two-seat AH-64 Apache helicopter he was flying crashed a few miles from Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He is survived by his wife, Beth, and two young children, Lucas and Susie.
Beth wrote this letter about her fallen husband:
Written By Mrs. Bethany Weiss
God is my ultimate Provider, Jehovah-jireh is His name; one of the many ways He has provided for me was by giving me Kevin Mose Weiss.
At approximately the age of 12, I met Kevin Mose at AWANA Club. The mission of AWANA is to help “churches and parents worldwide raise children and youth to know, love, and serve God.” Kevin’s nickname at our AWANA Club was, “Monkey Boy”. A couple of my friends and I had a crush on him. I guess you could say in the end, I won.
Our first date was at Lake Geneva Raceway. I was watching him use his skills on the track. He did well; he made it to the final race. His car got bumped, and the front right wheel ended up climbing the wall. His Toyota Celica flipped upside down, and screeched across the track. My heart sank, and I feared for his life. But in typical Kevin Mose fashion, he got out of his racecar and waved to the audience.
In the beginning of our relationship, while having a serious conversation, he asked me what I thought was the purpose to life. I said, “To glorify God.” He told me, “No; the purpose of life is to tell others about Jesus.” That is when I fell in love with him.
One may read that and think why didn’t he become a preacher or an evangelist? That was not his style; God gave him different kinds of gifts. Kevin Mose believed strongly that it was what you actually did for people that would show them the love of Jesus. According to Mose, the way you showed people your faith in God was to truly be there for them and meet their needs. There are numerous examples I could give you of how he lived out his faith, including: giving to local needy people he would meet along his way, helping people stranded on the side of the road with broken vehicles, aiding friends at all hours on whatever project that needed to be accomplished, having an open door policy to visitors, fixing bikes for neighborhood children, teaching others, and engaging in real conversations with people.
He was a brother to the brotherless; a friend to the friendless; and Lucas and Susie are not the only ones who lost their father figure in this tragedy.
I could tell you about how attractive, masculine, and just plain awesome he was. I could tell you about how tender-hearted he was under his rough exterior. I could tell you about how intelligent and clever he was. I could tell you about how safe and protected he made me feel. I could tell you about how much fun it was to be around him.
But you will fail to see the whole picture of Kevin Mose Weiss if you do not recognize why he lived the way he did. He was an Apache pilot to remove evil from this world; he was faithful to his wife so that his children had a picture of what God meant the family to be; he loved and taught his children so as to train them up in the way they should go; and he interacted with people the way he did so that they would experience the love of Jesus, not just hear about it.
The LORD gave; He gave me a lover, a provider, and an amazing father for my children. And now the LORD hath taken away. Blessed be the name of the LORD. May the Lord Jesus forever receive all the glory for the life of Kevin Mose Weiss.