Security Policeman Roy Lee Hursey

Security Policeman Roy Lee Hursey

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

End of Watch Wednesday, February 27, 1963

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Roy Lee Hursey

Policeman Roy Hursey was killed when he was struck by debris from an airplane that exploded during takeoff at Eielson AFB, Alaska.

Eight Air Force personnel on the plane were also killed in the accident. Policeman Hursey was at his post at the main gate's guard house when the incident occurred. The guard house, which was destroyed, was rebuilt in the summer of 1963 and named Hursey Gate.

Policeman Hursey was assigned to the 501st Air Police Squadron, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, and had been with the United States Air Force Security Forces for one year.


  • Age 20
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident
  • Location Alaska

aircraft accident

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On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country when you served as a USAF Security Policeman. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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February 27, 2023

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