20 Apr '17, 12am

Army crew chief killed in crash lived dream on Black Hawks: Spc. Jeremy Tomlin was afraid…

WASHINGTON — Spc. Jeremy Tomlin was afraid of heights but his fear fell away when he was in a Black Hawk helicopter, his mother said Wednesday. Tomlin, 22, was killed this week when the helicopter he was on crashed into a Maryland golf course during a training mission. Two other soldiers on board were critically injured. "Jeremy loved to hunt and fish," grandfather Ronnie Tomlin said. "Growing up, he never caused anyone trouble. All he wanted to do was play video games. He was just an average kid." Tomlin, the helicopter's crew chief, grew up in the Chapel Hill, Tennessee, area. He was assigned to the 12th Aviation Battalion and stationed at Davison Airfield in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. He started playing video games at age 3 or 4, Jenny Tomlin said. After graduating from high school in Unionville and turning 18, he headed off. He married his high school sweetheart, Jessica,...

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