Senior Airman Marion Lee Pace

Senior Airman Marion Lee Pace

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

End of Watch Friday, June 11, 1982

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Marion Lee Pace

Senior Airman Marion Pace, Senior Airman David Jones, Sergeant Thomas Meredith, Staff Sergeant Richard Bohling, 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.

Senior Airman Pace served with the United States Air Force Security Forces for less than three years. He was assigned to the 352nd Missile Security Squadron.


  • Age 21
  • Tour 2 years, 10 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident
  • Location Missouri

aircraft accident, Convoy

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Senior Airman Pace rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 23, 2019

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