WASHINGTON – A memorial service for Spc. Jeremy Darrell Tomlin, a UH-60 crew chief from the U.S. Army Aviation Brigade is scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 21 at the Fort Belvoir Memorial Chapel. 

Tomlin died as a result of a UH-60 Black Hawk crash during a routine training flight, April 17 at Breton Bay Golf Course in Leonardtown, Maryland.

“Spc. Tomlin was an excellent crew chief, dedicated soldier and outstanding American who was a valued member of the 12th Aviation Battalion,” said Col. Prescott Farris, commander, U.S. Army Aviation Brigade. “The aviation community and the Army family deeply mourn the tragic loss of our teammate, Spc. Tomlin, and extend our condolences to his family and friends.”

Tomlin, 22, was assigned to the 12th Aviation Battalion originally from Chapel Hill, Tennessee. He was pronounced dead at 1:34 p.m., by a St. Mary’s County first responder.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.  A team from the Army Combat Readiness Center, Fort Rucker, Alabama is conducting the investigation.

“The families of the service members request that we respect their privacy during this challenging time,” said Farris.


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