Mountain Home Airmen remembered after fatal weekend crash
BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) —
Mountain Home Air Force Base confirmed three Airmen from the Base were killed in a weekend crash along Interstate-84.
The Base identified the deceased as Senior Airman Carlos V. Johnson, 366th Civil Engineer Squadron, Senior Airman Lawrence P. Manlapit III, 391st Fighter Squadron, and Senior Airman Karlie A. Westall, 366th Operations Support Squadron.
Senior Airman Carlos V. Johnson was an Operations Management Journeyman. He was born in Panama City, Panama and joined the Air Force in 2015 from Key West Florida and graduated from Key West High School in 2013. SrA Johnson enjoyed playing soccer, photography, and spending time with his friends. He was responsible for processing work tasks and facility project requests for 950 facilities to 12 internal workshops. SrA Johnson executed unit control center duties during wing exercises and real world events. As a combat engineer, he qualified monthly on hands-on training, supporting 63 development packages. SrA Johnson served at Mountain Home Air Force Base since June 2015.
Senior Airman Lawerence P. Manlapit was from Bridgeport Connecticut and graduated from Cleveland High School in 2009. He joined the Air Force in 2014. After he graduated from Basic Military Training, he attended Technical Training at Keesler AFB, Mississippi, and Sheppard AFB, Texas. He then joined Mountain Air Force Base in 2015. SrA Manlapit was an Avionics Systems Journeyman assigned to the 361st Fighter Squadron. He was responsible for sustaining aircraft avionics systems scheduled/unscheduled maintenance on 26 assigned F-15 aircraft. SrA Manlapit also maintains attack control, instrumentation, flight controls, communications, navigational and penetration aid systems.
Senior Airman Karlie A. Westall is an Air Traffic Control Journeyman assigned to the 366 Operation Support Squadron. She is from Sioux Falls, South Dakota and graduated Harrisburg High School in 2015. She entered the Air Force in July, 2015 and attended technical training at Keesler AFB, Mississippi after graduating from Basic Military training and has served at Mountain Home Air Force Base since January 2016. SrA Westall was responsible for providing air traffic control services in the execution of more than 14,000 aircraft operations each year. As a certified trainer, she was also responsible for the education and development of newly assigned controllers.