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Pilot Michael T. United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

Pilot

Michael T. "Tommy" Box

United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Tuesday, August 29, 1950
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Reflections for Pilot Michael T. "Tommy" Box

 

Mr. Box,

I never knew your grandfather. I wasn't alive when he died. But he is my brother, and the brother of every name on this site. That he is remembered fondly by you and your family is the highest honor he could ask for.

Tony P, police officer
December 9, 2014

Tommy was my Grandfather. I was born nine years after his death. I was very proud of him and heard a lot great things about him and his shooting abilities. I always wished my brothers, sisters and I could have known him. His son Tommy (my dad) was an awesome man. He was an Air Force pilot for 22 years retiring in 1972 Lt. Col. at age 45. He was in the Korean war and volunteered for Viet Nam in 67. He died in 1973 along with wife Patricia age 42.

Michael T.'s Box's 5 grandchildren are:
Kandee Box
Michael T. Box
Tom Box
Melodee Box (Decesaed 1974 age 17)
William B. Box

God bless Michael T. Tommy Box. A patriot. Thank you for remembering him on this website.

Bill Box
Grandson
March 18, 2014

Tommy was my Uncle - my Dad's oldest brother. I was only near 4 yrs. old when he died, yet I do remember seeing him one time. He shot on the BP Pistol Team and we have one of his pistols which I'am told he set a world record with. I have heard many stories about his career through family and a few of the old time Border Patrol Agents. Those stories had a lot to do with my spending 38 yrs. in Law Enforcement.

Commander - Northeast Area Drug TF
Nephew
September 25, 2013

Mr Box was a good friend of my father Spec Wayland as they had served together in the Border Patrol for many years. He used to come to Columbus, New Mexico on assignment and Dad, who was then in the Immigration Service, would go up with him on his alien hunting trips. He was very upset when he learned of his friend's death and faithfully remembered him for 26 years

Land Wayland
Son of one of Mr. Box's friends
May 25, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 63rd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
April 20, 2013

As I look at the faces of the men and women here, I see the faces of my co-workers. I can imagine each of them shooting the bull and swapping war stories at choir practice as the meat sizzles on the grill. I see them laughing, pranking and teasing their fellow agents, as we often do when we relieve stress. I wish that each of them were still here to share the good times.

And I feel compelled to look at each of the faces here and remember…to remember that each of them made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country and we should NEVER forget them or their service.

Too often the sacrifices of those who serve our country are overlooked or casually dismissed by the very public they served so selflessly. But WE should never forget them…each and every one of them. May they each rest in peace eternally in God’s loving embrace.

SBPA James Doran
US Border Patrol
July 22, 2008

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, REST IN PEACE.

N.J. TROOPER
NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE
April 3, 2008

TO OFFICER BOX, MAY GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE TO YOUR COUNTRY. A HERO FOR SURE. YOU HAVE SERVED WELL, NOW MAY YOU REST IN PEACE.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.
September 26, 2007

Pilot Box,
On today, the 56th anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the Patrol and our Country.

A Fellow BPA from El Paso Station

Anonymous
August 29, 2006

Rest in peace.

V-28
USBP
August 29, 2005

Rest in peace brother.

RDC, SBPA
US Border Patrol
August 29, 2004

I was born several weeks after you died. While I lay there deciding what day to make my appearance, you were protecting me. Thanks, Sir.

Ret Officer RB Wade
Richmond, Va Police
August 29, 2003

 
 

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