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|LBText=Allen came to us after two years of the gay happy life at the University of Texas. Forced to leave the cars, wine, women, and other advantages of fraternity life behind, he did bring his megaphone, and spent the next four years leading cheers for the "Blue and Gold." Al's presence in his room was always assured when the sound of "Rhythm and Blues" records spilled out into the passageway. His love of the traditional Mid's castle, his rack, was disturbed by a small problem with academics, finally overcome by determined studying. This Texan's wit and easy manner have helped to make our four years pleasant ones. }}
 
|LBText=Allen came to us after two years of the gay happy life at the University of Texas. Forced to leave the cars, wine, women, and other advantages of fraternity life behind, he did bring his megaphone, and spent the next four years leading cheers for the "Blue and Gold." Al's presence in his room was always assured when the sound of "Rhythm and Blues" records spilled out into the passageway. His love of the traditional Mid's castle, his rack, was disturbed by a small problem with academics, finally overcome by determined studying. This Texan's wit and easy manner have helped to make our four years pleasant ones. }}
  
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== Loss ==
 
== Loss ==
[[File:1957 Eades 1.jpg|right|thumb|250px|none|From the June-July 1965 issue of ''Shipmate'']]
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Tom was lost on April 29, 1965 when the YC-2A Greyhound he was testing [https://www.newenglandaviationhistory.com/tag/missing-aircraft-new-england/ crashed in the Atlantic Ocean]. He was assigned to Naval Air Station Patuxent River.  
 
Tom was lost on April 29, 1965 when the YC-2A Greyhound he was testing [https://www.newenglandaviationhistory.com/tag/missing-aircraft-new-england/ crashed in the Atlantic Ocean]. He was assigned to Naval Air Station Patuxent River.  
  

Revision as of 12:26, 20 December 2019

Thomas Eades '57

Date of birth: June 10, 1934

Date of death: April 29, 1965

Age: 30

Lucky Bag

From the 1957 Lucky Bag:

5th Battalion Winter Leadership

Loss

From the June-July 1965 issue of Shipmate

Tom was lost on April 29, 1965 when the YC-2A Greyhound he was testing crashed in the Atlantic Ocean. He was assigned to Naval Air Station Patuxent River.

He was survived by his parents. (Information from June-July 1965 issue of Shipmate.)

Though he body was recovered on May 1st, unable to find a burial location.

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Murdoch McLeod '47 was the other pilot aboard and was also lost.


Class of 1957

Thomas is one of 38 members of the Class of 1957 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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