A young Latter-day Saint, US Air Force 1st Lt. Kenneth “Kage” Allen, died Monday when his F-15C Eagle fighter jet crashed off the coast of northern England. The tragic crash took place during a routine training mission. Church News reports, “A native Utahn, Allen served a full-time mission to Chile and was a 2017 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy. He is remembered as a treasured husband, son, brother, and friend.”
According to Utah’s Fox 13, Allen had just turned 27 years old one day prior and had just married his wife, Hannah Allen, in February. One week ago, he recorded a video of himself singing Jim Croce’s “Time in a Bottle” and sent it home to his new bride.
Hannah Allen posted on Facebook promising to make her life a tribute to “the Christlike way [Kage] lived and loved.”
“Kage please forgive me as I lean on your faith for awhile. I know you’ll find a way to stay close. Thank you for choosing me,” she wrote.
Read more about Lt. Allen’s passing on the Church News.