Staff Sergeant Richard LaRue Bohling

Staff Sergeant Richard LaRue Bohling

United States Air Force Security Forces, U.S. Government

End of Watch Friday, June 11, 1982

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Richard LaRue Bohling

Staff Sergeant Richard Bohling, Senior Airman Marion Pace, Senior Airman David Jones, Sergeant Thomas Meredith, and their two pilots were all killed when their UH-1F Iroquois helicopter crashed near Passaic, Missouri.

All four Security Policeman were providing security for a routine Air Force convoy transporting weapons system from AFB Whiteman to a launch silo near Passaic, Mo. An Air Force investigation revealed the helicopter's main rotor blade dipped out of position and struck the tail of the aircraft, which then broke apart.

Staff Sergeant Bohling served with the United States Air Force Security Forces for less than four years. He was assigned to the 352nd Missile Security Squadron.

Bio

  • Age 22
  • Tour 3 years, 9 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident
  • Location Missouri

aircraft accident, Convoy

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S/Sgt. Bohling,
On today, the 39th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow SPs who were also killed in that helicopter crash for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

June 11, 2021

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