Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 17 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Exposure to toxins
Incident Date: 10/1/1988
Lieutenant Thomas Leis died from complications related to carbon monoxide poisoning received in October 1988.
He suffered the poisoning while rescuing two men from the hold of a smoldering ship. He received recognition for bravery for the incident.
Lieutenant Leis is survived by his wife and five daughters.