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.


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.

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) 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.

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.

Col (Ret) Eugene Tatro - Informed On: December 2, 2014

Deceased on November 27, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Col Tatro was a former ATO. Visitation will be held on 6 Dec 2014 from 0900-1100 hrs at the Malcore Funeral Home; 701 N Baird St; Green Bay, WI 54302. A Funeral Mass will be said at the Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church; 710 N Baird St; Green Bay, WI 54302 at 1100 hrs. on 6 Dec 2014. Burial will be in Queen of Peace Catholic Cemetery 819 3rd Ave; Antigo, WI 54409 on 8 Dec 2014 at 1330 hrs.

Dr Dale Hoekstra - Informed On: December 1, 2014

CS-18,Class of 1967, Deceased on November 3, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. No further information is known.

Lt Col Todd Hoppe - Informed On: November 21, 2014

CS-05,Class of 1987, Deceased on November 18, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates fro condolence information. A memorial service will be held on 22 Nov 2014 at 1300 hrs. at Calvary Baptist Church; 1380 Valley Forge Rd; Landsdale, PA 19466.  He will be buried on 24 Nov 2014 at 0900 in Washington's Crossing National Cemetery.  Mourners will meet at  0800 at Williams-Bergey-Koffel Funeral Home; 667 Harleysville Pike; Telford, PA 18969 A memorial fund is being set up in his name.  Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to Todd Hoppe Memorial Fund; C/O Calvary Baptist Church; 1380 Valley Forge Rd; Landsdale, PA 19466.

Lt Col (Ret) Ronald Baran - Informed On: November 19, 2014

CS-35,Class of 1976, Deceased on November 17, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Visitation will be held at Carl J. Mowell & Sons Funeral home; Peachtree City Chapel; 200 Robinson Rd; Peachtree City, GA 30269 on 20 Nov 2014 from 1700-2000 hrs. A Requiem Mass will be said on 21 Nov 2014 at 1100 hrs. at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church; 587 Landers Dr; Mabelton, GA 30126. The family has suggested that memorial donations be made in lieu of flowers to the Pregnancy Aid Clinic; PO Box 82836; Hapeville, GA 30354 www.pregnancyaidclinic.org.

Lt Col (Ret) Robert Kemmerer III - Informed On: November 18, 2014

CS-18,Class of 1965, Deceased on January 26, 2012

We're sorry but no condolence information is available. A graveside service was held at Ft Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX at the time of his death.

Lt Col (Ret) Edward Leonard , Jr - Informed On: November 17, 2014

CS-09,Class of 1960, Deceased on November 11, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Lt Col Leonard will be cremated and his ashes scattered at his family's discretion.

Lt Col (Ret) Matthew LaCourse - Informed On: November 14, 2014

CS-31,Class of 1978, Deceased on November 6, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Further information is unavailable at this time.

Lt Col Daniel Murray - Informed On: November 12, 2014

CS-25,Class of 1992, Deceased on July 20, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services were held on 25 July 2014 at St Peter's Catholic Church in Mary Esther, FL. He was interred in Barancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, FL The family has suggested that memorial donations be made in lieu of flowers to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation; PO Box 89367; Tampa, FL 33689 (813) 805-9400 www.specialops.org.

Col (Ret) Charles Beattie - Informed On: November 10, 2014

CS-06,Class of 1967, Deceased on November 6, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A Celebration of Life was held at his home on 9 Nov 2014. Additional services are pending at this time.

Mr James Hix , Jr - Informed On: November 10, 2014

CS-25,Class of 1968, Deceased on November 4, 2014

A graveside service will be held on 14 Nov 2014 at 1230 hrs at Barancas National Cemetery; 1 Cemetery Rd; Pensacola, FL 32508-7014.

Lt Col Joseph Dortch - Informed On: November 5, 2014

CS-06,Class of 1981, Deceased on October 24, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services were held on 31 Oct 2014 at the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Crestview, FL. Burial was in Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, FL. The family has suggested that donations be made to a Scholarship Fund set up by the family. Donations may be sent to Mrs. Catherine Dortch; PO Box 733; Crestview FL 32536.

Mr W. Robert Walker - Informed On: October 29, 2014

Deceased on October 19, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Mr. Walker was an ATO. Visitation was held on 24 Oct 2014 at 1500hrs-1900hrs at Baue Funeral & Memorial Center; 3950 West Clay Street; Saint Charles, MO 63301 Services were held on 25 Oct 2014 at 1000hrs at St. Patrick Catholic Church; 501S. Church Street; Wentzville, MO 63385 The family has suggested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to St. Patrick Center Catholic Charities; 800 N. Tucker Blvd; St. Louis, MO 63101