ROMEI, TIMOTHY W.
Name: Timothy W. Romei Rank/Branch: E4/US Marine Corps Unit: HMM 164 Date of Birth: 1968 Home City of Record: San Francisco County CA Date of Loss: 08 October 1990 Country of Loss: Oman, Saudi Arabia/over water Loss Coordinates: Status: Missing in Action Status in 2002: KIA/BNR Category: Acft/Vehicle/Ground: UH1N
Other Personnel in Incident: Gary S. Dillon; Kevin R. Dolvin; William D. Cronin Jr.; William J. Hurley; Kenneth T. Keller; John R. Kilkus; Thomas R. Adams Jr.; (all missing)
Source: Compiled by Homecoming II Project 15 October 1990 from one or more of the following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA families, published sources, interviews. Updated 2002 by the POW NETWORK.
REMARKS: OPERATION DESERT SHIELD
SYNOPSIS: At approximately 0513 hours on October 8, 1990, two UH1N helicopters from HMM 164 embarked on the USS OKINAWA for an at-sea NVG training operation off the coast of Oman.
The two helicopters disappeared from radar and failed to respond to radio calls during the training mission. Searches revealed no sign of the aircraft of its crew, and all were declared missing at sea.
The eight men aboard the two helicopters are the first military personnel to become missing in Operation Desert Shield.