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.


Ms Mary Snyder - Informed On: December 1, 2016

CS-37, Class of 1980, Deceased on April 16, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services were held at the time of her passing. The family has suggested that donations in lieu of flowers be made to the Norhwest Harvest; PO Box 12272; Seattle, WA 98102 (206) 923-7441 www.northwestharvest.org.

Lt Col (Ret) William Raines III - Informed On: November 30, 2016

CS-25, Class of 1982, Deceased on November 28, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Visitation and Funeral service will be held on 2 Dec 2016 at the Southeast Christian Church; 920 Blankenbaker Pkwy; Louisville, KY 40243  (502) 253-8000.  Visitation will start at 1100 hours until the service at 1300 hours.  Burial will be in Cave Hill Cemetery; 701 Baxter Ave; Louisville, KY 40204. While flowers will be appreciated, the family has also suggested that donations may be made to the following charities: Southeast Christian Church; 920 Blankenbaker Pkwy; Louisville, KY 40243  (502) 253-8000 Wounded Warrior Project; PO Box 758517; Topeka, KS 66675  (877) 448-3997 www.woundedwarriorproject.org

Capt Carson Bird - Informed On: November 28, 2016

CS-09, Class of 2008, Deceased on November 26, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A memorial service will be held on 9 Dec 2016 at 1400 hours at the USAFA Cadet Protestant Chapel. Capt Bird's body was donated for research. His family has suggested that memorial donations be made in lieu of flowers to the following charities: One Leg Up On Life; 505 Kenny Way; Las Vegas, NV 89107 www.oneleguponlife.org which will redirect you to a Go Fund Me page. Pigskin Patriots; 10375 Old Alabama Road Connector, Suite 300; Alpharetta, GA 30022 www.pigskinpatriots.org

Capt Andrew Finley - Informed On: November 23, 2016

CS-23, Class of 2012, Deceased on November 17, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Visitation will be held from 1700-2000 hours on 25 Nov 2016 at the Anglin Funeral Home; 402 Donelson Pkwy; Dover, TN 37058 (931) 232-5454 www.anglinfuneralhome.com. The funeral service will be held on 26 Nov 2016 at 1000 hours at the funeral home.

Lt Col (Ret) Richard Penn , Jr - Informed On: November 15, 2016

CS-11, Class of 1959, Deceased on November 10, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Visitation will be held on 19 Nov 2016 from 1600-1900 hours at the Smith Funeral Home; 135 N Broad St; Milford, CT 06460 (203) 874-2588 www.georgejsmithandson.com. The funeral service will begin at 1800 hours on 19 Nov 2016 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA on 8 Mar 2017 at 0900 hours. The family has suggested that donations in lieu of flowers be made to the Disabled American Veterans; PO Box 14301; Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301 (877) 426-2838 www.dav.org.

Lt Col (Ret) Daniel Pflueger - Informed On: November 7, 2016

CS-07, Class of 1972, Deceased on April 12, 2010

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services were held at the time of his passing. The family suggested that memorial donations be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Mr Mark Wise - Informed On: November 7, 2016

CS-20, Class of 1968, Deceased on October 12, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services were held in Hawaii for the family.

Mr Keith Brandin - Informed On: November 4, 2016

CS-06, Class of 1979, Deceased on October 31, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A private family service was held 6 Nov 2016. The family has suggested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation; 26 Broadway, 14th Floor; New York, NY 10004 (212) 785-9595 www.jdrf.org

Mr Jimmie Smith - Informed On: October 27, 2016

CS-07, Class of 1959, Deceased on October 22, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Visitation is from 1000-1200 hours on 25 Oct 2016 at the Freeman-Manalapan Marlboro Funeral Home; 344 Rt 9 N; Manalapan, NJ 07726 (732) 972-8484 www.freemanfuneralhomes.com. The funeral service begins at 1200 hours at the funeral home. Entombment in St. Gabriel Mausoleum in Marlboro, NJ will immediately follow the service. The family has suggested the donations in lieu of flowers be made to the Wounded Warrior Project; PO Box 758517; Topeka, KS 66675 (800) 448-3997 www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

Mr Harold Hamm - Informed On: October 26, 2016

CS-18, Class of 1974, Deceased on January 19, 2015

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services were held in Florida at the time of his passing.

Lt Col Scott Maser - Informed On: October 25, 2016

CS-15, Class of 1987, Deceased on October 23, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A funeral service will be held on 28 Oct 2016 at 1130 hours at the USAFA Cadet Protestant chapel. Interment will immediately follow at the the USAFA Cemetery.

Col (Ret) James Gravette - Informed On: October 25, 2016

Deceased on October 21, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Visitation will be from 1400-1600 hours and from 1800-2000 hours on 27 Oct 2016 at Murphy Funeral Home; 4510 Wilson Blvd; Arlington, VA 22203 (703) 920-4800 www.murphy-funeralhomes.com. A funeral mass will be said on 28 Oct 2016 at 1100 hours at St. Agnes Catholic Church; 1910 N Randolph St; Arlington, VA 22207.

Col (Ret) Laney Cormney - Informed On: October 24, 2016

CS-08, Class of 1967, Deceased on September 8, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A funeral service will be held on 1 Nov 2016 at 1100 hours at the Richmond Cemetery; 606 E Main St; Richmond, KY 40407. Interment will follow the ceremony. His family has suggested that donations in lieu of flowers be made to the Melanoma Research Foundation; PO Box 759329; Baltimore MD 21275-9329 (800 ) 673-1290 www.melanoma.org.

Lt Col (Ret) Kenneth Clark II - Informed On: October 12, 2016

CS-08, Class of 1965, Deceased on October 8, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduate for condolence information. A memorial service will be held on 10 Nov 2016 at 1300 hours at the USAFA Cemetery Memorial Pavilion.

Mr C. Wetherington - Informed On: October 11, 2016

CS-12, Class of 1963, Deceased on October 5, 2016

Please contact the Associtation of Graduates for condolence information. No service information is available. He will be buried in Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, MI. The family has suggested that donations in memory of his grandson Orion Strong be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society; Donor Services; PO Box 4072; Pittsfield, MA 01202 www.lls.org (800) 557-7177

Capt Jeffrey Braden - Informed On: October 7, 2016

CS-31, Class of 2011, Deceased on September 23, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Service information is not available at this time.

Mr Lowell Carriere - Informed On: September 30, 2016

CS-09, Class of 1971, Deceased on April 19, 2016

Services were held at the time of his passing.

Mr Robert Bumpus - Informed On: September 29, 2016

CS-03, Class of 1993, Deceased on July 4, 2009

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services were held at the time of his passing and he is buried in Beaufort National Cemetery, Beaufort, SC.

Col (Ret) Charles Watson - Informed On: September 23, 2016

CS-11, Class of 1966, Deceased on September 20, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Visitation will be on 25 Sep 2016 from 1300-1500 at the Johnson County Chapel; 11200 Metcalf Ave; Overland Park, KS 66210 (913) 451-1860 www.johnsoncountychapel.com. A funeral service will be held on 26 Sep 2016 at 1000 at the Old Mission United Methodist Church; 5519 State Park Rd; Fairway, KS 66205. His family has suggested that donations in lieu of flowers be made to the following charities: Kansas City Hospice House Foundation; KCHPC; 1500 Meadowlake Parkway, Suite 200; Kansas City, MO 64114 (816) 363-2600 www.kchospice.org/hospice-house Michael J. Fox Foundation; Donation Processing; PO Box 5014; Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014 (800) 708-7644 www.michaeljfox.org

Mr Timothy Dowd - Informed On: September 22, 2016

CS-14, Class of 1994, Deceased on September 16, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Wake times are 24-25 Sept 2016 from 1500-1700 hours and from 1900-2100 hours at Fairchild Funeral Home; 1570 Northern Blvd; Manhasset, NY 11030 (516) 627-2000 www.fairchildsons.com. A funeral mass will be said on 26 Sept 2016 at 1000 hours at St Mary's Roman Catholic Church; 1300 Northern Blvd; Manhasset, NY 11030. Burial will be in Calverton National Cemetery; 210 Princeton Blvd; Calverton, NY 11933. The family has suggested that donations in lieu of flowers be made to any of the following charities: Wounded Warrior Project; PO Box 758516; Topeka, KS 66675-8516 www.woundedwarriorproject.org Shepherd's Fund; Kellenberg Memorial High School; 1400 Glenn Curtis Blvd; Uniondale, NY 11553 Attn: Ms Denise Miles Chaminade Development Fund; Chaminade High School; 340 Jackson Ave; Mineola, NY 11501 Attn: Brother Richard Hartz, S. M.

Lt Col Ellen Nelson - Informed On: September 22, 2016

CS-15, Class of 1984, Deceased on August 13, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A graveside service will be held on 7 Oct 2016 at 1500 hours at the USAFA Cemetery. In the event of inclement weather the service will be moved to the Memorial Pavilion.

Lt Col David Bagby - Informed On: September 22, 2016

CS-16, Class of 1983, Deceased on September 12, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Viewing will be on 24 Sept 2016 from 0900 to 1100 at the First Baptist Church; 700 Auburn Ave; Swedesboro, NJ 08085. The funeral service will begin at 1100 at the church. flowers may be sent to the May Funeral Home; 335 Sicklerville, NJ 08081 (856) 335-1461 www.mayfuneralhomes.com. Burial will be on 30 Sept 2016 at 1030 at the USAFA Cemetery.