Thomas N. Barnes

 

 

Age: 72

 

Summary: Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force from 1973 to 1977 who became the first black person selected to the highest enlisted post in any of the military services.

 

 

Cause of Death: Cancer

 

Born: November 16, 1930

 

Died: March 17, 2003

 

Location: Sherman, Texas