The database page for Tommy R Nealis
Sergeant Tommy Nealis, assigned to the 56th Security Police Squadron, Nakon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, was one of 17 Air Force Security Policemen assigned to provide assistance during the SS Mayaguez incident in 1975.
The Security Police were to be flown from Nakon Thanom AB to Utapao AB, both in Thailand, aboard a CH-53 helicopter (hull number 68-1033) belonging to the 21st Special Operations Squadron. However, the helicopter crashed approximately 330 miles NE of Bangkok on the Thai-Laotion border, and all aboard were killed.
A memorial from his sister, |
Darlene Nealis Yeary
23 Feb 2001
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With all respect - K. J. Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)