Brig Gen Thomas Tinsley, USAF (2008)

Thomas Tinsley, USAF

Honoring Brig Gen Thomas Tinsley, USAF, who died July 27, 2008. He was serving as a Wing Commander at Elmendorf AFB in Alaska when he was found dead with a gunshot wound to his chest. He was a fighter pilot and flew the F-15, F/A-18 and F-22A. His unexpected death was ruled a suicide by military officials. The circumstances surrounding his death are being questioned by others including his family. His family deserves answers and that is why he is listed under cold cases.

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