Gone But Not Forgotten

Honoring fallen comrades is an important part of the AOG mission and we ask to be notified as soon as possible of the death of any graduate so that we can take appropriate actions. The AOG has learned of the following graduate or cadet deaths within the past 90 days. We have posted the information we have and will update this page as more information becomes available.


Mr Scott Hines - Informed On: March 2, 2015

CS-03,Class of 1992, Deceased on February 21, 2015

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A memorial service will be held on 5 Mar 2015 at 1700 hrs. at the Jewish Community Center of Palm Springs-Temple Isaiah; 322 W Alejo Rd; Palm Springs, CA 92262. The family has suggested that donations in lieu of flowers be sent to Desert AIDS Project - Mental Health Services www.desertaidsproject.org (760) 323-2118

Col (Ret) Ralph Femrite - Informed On: March 2, 2015

CS-21,Class of 1967, Deceased on February 27, 2015

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A funeral service will be held on 9 Mar 2015 at 1000 hrs. at the USAFA Cadet Protestant Chapel. Burial will immediately follow at the USAFA Cemetery. In the event of inclement weather the graveside service will be moved to the Memorial Pavilion.

Col (Ret) John Goodley - Informed On: February 24, 2015

CS-01,Class of 1961, Deceased on February 21, 2015

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A memorial service will be held on 2 March 2015 at 1530 hrs. at Porter-Loring Funeral Home; 2102 N Loop 1604 E; San Antonio, TX 78232. Burial will be on 23 Mar 2015 at 1000 hrs. at the USAFA Cemetery. The family has suggested that donations in lieu of flowers be made to the Wounded Warrior Project; 4899 Belfort Rd, Suite 300; Jacksonville, FL 32256 www.woundedwarriorproject.org (877) 832-6997

C4C John Lindsey - Informed On: January 26, 2015

Class of 2018, Deceased on January 24, 2015

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Funeral services are pending at this time.

Lt Col (Ret) Robert Dimmick - Informed On: January 23, 2015

CS-38,Class of 1978, Deceased on January 20, 2015

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A memorial service will be held on 24 Jan 2015 at 1430 hrs. at the Faith Fellowship Church; 2820 Business Center Blvd; Melbourne, FL 32940. The family has requested that donations in lieu of flowers be made to the Faith Fellowship Church.

Mr James Bryan , Jr - Informed On: January 23, 2015

CS-16,Class of 1972, Deceased on January 16, 2015

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A Memorial Service will be held on 30 Jan 2015 at 1100hrs at All Saints Lutheran Church; 15625 E. Iliff Avenue; Aurora, CO 80013 (303) 752-4083 The family has suggested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Cancer Society; 2255 S. Oneida St; Denver, CO 80224 (303) 758-2030 https://donate.cancer.org

Lt Col (Ret) Gary Potter - Informed On: January 16, 2015

CS-24,Class of 1966, Deceased on January 14, 2015

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Celebration of Life will be held on 17 Jan 2015 at 1600 hrs. at the First Lutheran Church; 132 Auburn St; Portland, ME 04103. The family has suggested that donations be made to Mainely Character; PO Box 11131; Portland, ME 04103. Mainely Character is a non-profit that awards scholarships to Maine high school students based on integrity, courage, responsibility and concern for others.

Mr Robert Bush - Informed On: January 15, 2015

CS-04,Class of 1976, Deceased on December 11, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services were held in South Carolina and Sonoma, CA. The family has suggested that donations be made in lieu of flowers to the Chordoma Foundation; PO Box 2127; Durham, NC 27702 or online at www.chordomafoundation.org

Mr Jesse Kent II - Informed On: January 12, 2015

CS-11,Class of 1967, Deceased on January 10, 2015

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Viewing will be on 16 Jan 2015 from 1700-1900 hrs. at the Sullivan-King Mortuary; 3205 Hwy 81; Anderson, SC 29621.  A memorial service will be held on 17 Jan 2015 at the Grace Episcopal Church; 711 S McDuffie St; Anderson, SC 29621. The family has suggested that memorial donations can be made to the Grace Episcopal Church or the Hospice of the Upstate; 1835 Rogers Rd; Anderson, SC 29621.

Mr Robert Connolly - Informed On: January 9, 2015

CS-12,Class of 1967, Deceased on December 29, 2014

Services were held on 6 Jan 2015.

Capt Clinton Land - Informed On: January 7, 2015

CS-06,Class of 1999, Deceased on December 30, 2014

Please contact the Associaiton of Graduates for condolence information. A memorial service will be held on 10 Jan 2015 at 1400 hrs. at the Mount Hope Cemetery and Chapel; 4700 SW 17th St; Topeka, KS 66604.  The family will receive guests prior to the service starting at 1300 hrs. Mr. Land's family has requested that donations be made in lieu of flowers to an educational fund set up for his daughter, Sophie. They may be sent to Sophie Jean Land Educational Fund; c/o Penwell-Gabel Southwest Chapel; 3700 SW Wanamaker Rd; Topeka, KS 66610.

Maj Gen (Ret) Paul Dettmer - Informed On: December 31, 2014

CS-19,Class of 1977, Deceased on December 29, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Viewing will be held from 1400-1600 on 4 Jan 2015 at the Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home; 9902 Braddock Rd; Fairfax, VA 22032-1934. A Mas of Christian Burial will be said on 5 Jan 2015 at 1100 hrs. at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church; 6720 Union Mill Rd; Clifton, VA 20124-1115. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions in Paul's name are welcome at the Air Force Aid Society in lieu of flowers, by clicking on Paul's name at the following link: https://www.afas.org/memorials, or by mail to Air Force Aid Society, 241 18th St. S, Suite 202, Arlington, VA 22202 and please include Paul's name with your contribution. Flowers may also be sent to the Funeral Home, and should be scheduled to arrive no later than noon on Sunday, January 4th.

Mr Bernard Hahn - Informed On: December 18, 2014

CS-22,Class of 1967, Deceased on December 12, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Funeral arrangements are pending at this time. Burial will be in the USAFA Cemetery in May 2015

Mr Robert Thomas - Informed On: December 5, 2014

CS-22,Class of 1967, Deceased on November 23, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A memorial service was held in Hawaii on 3 Dec 2014.