THOMAS A. EADES, LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall
Thomas Eades '57

Date of birth: June 10, 1934

Date of death: April 29, 1965

Age: 30

Lucky Bag

From the 1957 Lucky Bag:

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THOMAS ALLEN EADES

Dallas, Texas

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.

1957 Eades LB.jpg

THOMAS ALLEN EADES

Dallas, Texas

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.

5th Battalion Winter Leadership

Loss

Tom and another pilot were lost on April 29, 1965 when the C-2A Greyhound they were testing crashed in the Atlantic Ocean. They were both assigned to the Patuxent River Naval Station; their bodies were recovered on May 1st.

Unable to find a burial location.


Class of 1957

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

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