Thompson, Barry, Capt

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Last Primary MOS
7566-Pilot HMH CH-53E Qualified
Last MOSGroup
Pilots/Naval Flight Officers
Primary Unit
1983-1984, 7566, HMH-465 (Warhorse)
Service Years
1977 - 1984



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West Virginia
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This Military Service Page was created/owned by MSgt Jerry Moots (JamNJerry) to remember Marine Capt Barry Thompson ("Mikey").

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Date of Passing
Jun 01, 1984
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Thank you Captain for your service to th... posted by 99 Isaacs, Larry, SgtMaj -Deceased 
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HMH-462HMH-465 (Warhorse)
  1980-1983, HMH-462
  1983-1984, 7566, HMH-465 (Warhorse)
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Captain Barry "Mikey" Thompson was my QAO in HMH-465. I had just been assigned to NAMTRADET-1032 at Tustin and remember calling then Sgt Ronnie Gallegos in QA to find out who was on the mishap aircraft. This was the first time I had ever known and worked so closely with a Marine/Marines who had perished in a mishap. Unfortunately it would not be my last! Captain Thompson was an excellant "stick", Marine and human being. He will not be forgotten.
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June 3, 1984
AROUND THE NATION; 4 in Marine Helicopter Killed in Coast Crash
A Marine Corps helicopter participating in a training exercise off the coast of San Clemente Island crashed into the Pacific Friday, and all four people aboard were killed. The dead were Capt. Barry Michael Thompson, 28 years old, First Lieut. Thomas Otto Schaefer, 25, Lance Cpl. James Merlyn Kloss, 24, and Cpl. John J. Utsinger, 21. Sgt. Richard Odermann said the helicopter, a CH-53 Echo, was from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 465 at El Toro Marine Corps Air Station in Tustin, Calif. The aircraft crashed into about 1,700 feet of water, about 11 miles southwest of the island, as the pilot attempted to lift and transport a five-ton truck, Sergeant Odermann said. CAPTAIN BARRY MICHAEL THOMPSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP.
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