Former Member Tom Eichling passed away


Thomas William Eichling passed on May 04, 2024. He had a zest for life that made him go all out for what he wanted. Born 09/15/1952 in Chicago IL, he spent his youth in Ft. Lauderdale FL. He learned his love photography from his Dad, William Bryant Eichling. He was a string photographer for several newspapers in the Ft. Lauderdale area.

Tom attended several universities including FSU and graduated with a bachelors degree while in the US Navy. He began his navy service as a Corpsman un 1980 and put his skills to work as a medical photographer. His multiple duty stations included Naval Hospitals Bremerton, Long Beach, Naval School of Health Sciences, Bethesda, and retired from Naval Hospital San Diego as a Chief (HMC).

Tom became interested in firearms training at the end of his navel career. He used these skills to ope Accurate Edge while in Coral Springs FL, and moved to Jacksonville FL in 2003.