Sergeant Thomas P. Meredith

Sergeant Thomas P. Meredith

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

End of Watch Friday, June 11, 1982

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Thomas P. Meredith

Sergeant Thomas Meredith, Senior Airman Marion Pace, Senior Airman David Jones, 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.

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


  • Age 21
  • Tour 3 years, 11 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident
  • Location Missouri

aircraft accident, Convoy

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I served along side of Tom, David, Marion and Rick. We belonged to the Strategic Air Command's 352nd Missile wing, together served as Security Police for the 150 Minuteman Nuclear Missiles thought out mid Missouri.
We all served on the same Fireteam and also on the CAT, (Camper Alert Teams) together. We had a lot of fun together riding around in my jeep CJ5 with the top off, chasing the girls around in Warrensburg.
Loosing my team members was a very tragic loss and one that I will never forget.
May God's comfort, blessing and care be upon the Meredith family and friends.
SSGT Bob Howard, Lee's Summit MO. USAF Aug. 1978 to July 1984

SSGT Bob Howard
352nd Missile Security Squadron.

January 20, 2021

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