Airman Second Class Tommy Roland Burns

Airman Second Class Tommy Roland Burns

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

End of Watch Tuesday, October 25, 1960

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Tommy Roland Burns

Airman Second Class Tommy Burns was killed in a vehicle crash at the intersection of 10th Street and A Avenue in downtown Tokyo, Japan, while returning to his base after having escorted an ambulance to the hospital at 4:30 am.

His patrol car struck a concrete streetcar loading barrier, causing him to suffer fatal injuries. He was transported to Nipon University Hospital where he died several hours later.

A2C Burns had served in the U.S. Air Force for three years and was assigned to the 421st Ari Police Squadron. He was survived by his parents, four sisters, and four brothers.


  • Age 20
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Location Overseas

routine driving

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On today, the 62nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 25, 2022

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