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.


Maj (Ret) Kevin Powers - Informed On: July 25, 2016

CS-28, Class of 1973, Deceased on January 15, 2015

Please contact the Associaiton of Graduates for condolence information. Services were held at the time of his passing at Baughman Center in Gainesville, FL.

Lt Col (Ret) Paul Douskey - Informed On: July 25, 2016

CS-06, Class of 1959, Deceased on June 9, 2016

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

Col (Ret) Arthur Kerr - Informed On: July 22, 2016

CS-11, Class of 1961, Deceased on July 22, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services at USAFA are pending at this time.

Lt Col Brent Himes - Informed On: July 22, 2016

CS-40, Class of 1996, Deceased on September 22, 2015

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services were held on 9 Oct 2015 in International Falls, MN. His family has suggested that donations in lieu of flowers be made to either of the following charities: The Wounded Warrior Project; PO Box 758517; Topeka, KS 66675 (877) 832-6997 www.woundedwarriorproject.org USO; Dept WS; PO Box 96860; Washington, DC 20090-6860 (800) 876-7469 www.uso.org

Lt Col (Ret) Delbert Miller - Informed On: July 18, 2016

CS-05, Class of 1963, Deceased on July 14, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A Memorial Service will be held on 20 Jul 2016 at 1000 hours at the Bannockburn Baptist Church; 7100 Brodie Ln; Austin, TX 78745. Inurnment is pending at USAFA.

Lt Col (Ret) Randal Richey - Informed On: July 13, 2016

CS-39, Class of 1976, Deceased on July 2, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A memorial service will be held on 16 Jul 2016 at 1100 hours at the Trinity United Methodist Church; 1200 W Green Oaks Blvd; Arlington, TX 76013. Burial will be in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery on 15 July 2016 at 1500 hours. The family has suggested that memorial donations in lieu of flowers be sent to the Trinity United Methodist Church iPad Ministry at the above address. You can find his obituary online at www.brownowensbrumley.com.

Lt Col (Ret) John Elfers , DDS - Informed On: July 6, 2016

CS-14, Class of 1963, Deceased on July 2, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Visitation will be from 1400-1800 on 10 Jul 2016 at the Hoof Funeral Home; 312 N Park St; Reedsburg, WI 53959 (608) 524-2337 www.hooffuneralhome.com. A funeral service will be held on 11 Jul 2016 at 1100 hours at St John's Lutheran Church; 380 Walnut St; Logansville, WI 53943 (608) 727-2000. The family has suggested that memorial donations in lieu of flowers be made to St John's Lutheran Church.

Maj (Ret) John Hockemeier - Informed On: July 1, 2016

CS-13, Class of 1963, Deceased on June 26, 2016

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

Col (Ret) Steven Dutkus , Sr - Informed On: June 27, 2016

CS-11, Class of 1987, Deceased on June 21, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A memorial service was held on 26 June 2016 at the Milford Bible Church in Milford, PA. The family has suggested that donation in lieu of flowers be made to the Wounded Warrior Project; PO Box 758517; Topeka, Kansas 66675 (877) Give-WWP (448-3997 www.woundedwarriorproject.org

Mr Larry Harmon - Informed On: June 23, 2016

CS-10, Class of 1962, Deceased on June 12, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A memorial service will be held on 5 Jul 2016 at 1100 hours at the Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Chruch; 17010 Pomerado Rd; San Diego, CA 92128. The committal service will be on 7 Jul 2016 at 1230 hours at the Miramar National Cemetery; 5795 Nobel Dr; San Diego, CA

Mr Malcolm Verdict - Informed On: June 20, 2016

CS-12, Class of 1965, Deceased on June 10, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Visitation will be from 1700-1900 hours on 24 June 2016 at the Hillier Funeral Home; 4080 State Hwy 6 S; College Station, TX 77845. A funeral service will be held on 25 June 2016 at 1000 hours at the Reliance Baptist Church; 6925 Reliance Church Rd; Bryan, TX 77808. The family has suggested that memorial donation be made in lieu of flowers to the Lance P. Sijan Chapter #125; Air Force Association; PO Box 15007; Colorado Springs, CO 80935-5007 www.lancepsijanafa.org (719) 637-6353. If sending a check, please note "Scholarship Donation" on the check.

Maj (Ret) Donald Thompson - Informed On: June 17, 2016

CS-17, Class of 1966, Deceased on May 31, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A memorial service was held on 4 June 2016 at the Crestview United Methodist Church in Austin, TX.

Lt Col (Ret) Charles Holder - Informed On: June 17, 2016

CS-19, Class of 1964, Deceased on November 20, 2015

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services are pending at USAFA on the convenience of his family.

Mr Richard Hall - Informed On: June 8, 2016

CS-23, Class of 1979, Deceased on June 8, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. South Florida Wake: 17 June 2016 1800 hrs. - Viewing; 1900 hrs. - Tribute at Fountain of New Life; 4601 NW 167th St; Miami Gardens, FL 33055. Homegoing Celebration: 18 June 2016 1000 hrs. - Viewing with the service beginning at 1100 at Fountain of New Life. A Repast will be served immediately following the service in the Fountain of New Life Fellowship Hall. Louisiana Wake: 24 June 2016 1800 hrs. - Viewing; 1900 hrs. - Tribute at Greater First Church of God in Christ; 2101 W Madison; Bastrop, LA 71220. Homegoing Celebration: 25 June 2016 1000 hrs. - Viewing with the service beginning at 1100 at Greater First Church of God in Christ. A Repast will be served immediately following the service at Snyder Museum; 1620 E Madison; Bastrop, LA 71220. Interment: 29 June 2016 at 1000 hrs. at the United States Air Force Academy Cemetery. The family has suggested that donations in lieu of flowers be made to the Richard P. Hall Eagles Foundation; Miami Foundation; 40 NW 3rd St, Suite 305; Miami, FL 33128 www.richardphalleagles.com. Please make checks payable to Miami Foundation with Richard P. Hall Eagles Foundation on the memo line.

Mr Felipe Gomez - Informed On: June 2, 2016

CS-07, Class of 1979, Deceased on August 13, 2015

No condolence information is available. Felipe was a foreign cadet from Panama. A memorial service was held in Miami, FL at the time of his passing.

Mr Kenneth Kohlmyer - Informed On: June 2, 2016

CS-29, Class of 1969, Deceased on May 30, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A Celebration of Life will be held at the family's convenience. The family has suggested that memorial donations be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana; 2545 Farmers St, Suite 300; Columbus, OH 43235

Mr Mark Sawyer - Informed On: June 1, 2016

CS-15, Class of 1981, Deceased on May 16, 2016

Please contact the association of Graduates for condolence information. A memorial service will be held on 11 June 2016 at 1100 hours at the Riverside Cemetery in Porter, ME.

Col (Ret) Elton Pollock - Informed On: May 31, 2016

CS-06, Class of 1968, Deceased on May 25, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A graveside service will be held on 15 July 2016 at 1100 hours at the USAFA Cemetery. In the event of inclement weather the service will be moved to the Memorial Pavilion.

Lt Col (Ret) Anthony Dunn - Informed On: May 24, 2016

CS-18, Class of 1963, Deceased on October 24, 2015

No condolence information is available. Services were held at the time of his passing. He is interred in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, TX.

Col (Ret) James Fausey - Informed On: May 11, 2016

CS-01, Class of 1963, Deceased on April 25, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A memorial service was held at the time of his passing. Funeral services are pending at this time. He was cremated.

Col (Ret) Clay Stewart - Informed On: May 10, 2016

CS-02, Class of 1973, Deceased on May 5, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A funeral service will be held on 13 May 2016 at 1400 hours at the USAFA Cadet Protestant Chapel. Inurnment will follow in the USAFA Cemetery.

Mr Michael Flynn , Jr - Informed On: May 9, 2016

CS-21, Class of 1995, Deceased on May 7, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Visitation will be held on 11 May 2016 from 1300-1700 hours and from 1900-2100 hours at the Gary L. Kaufman Funeral Home at Meadowridge Memorial Park; 7250 Washington Blvd; Elkridge, MD 21075 (410) 796-8024 www.garylkaufmanfuneralhome.com. A funeral mass will be said on 12 May 2016 at 1000 hours at St Augustine Roman Catholic Church; 5576 Old Washington Blvd; Elkridge, MD 21075 (410) 796-1520 www.staugustinechurch.org. Mr. Flynn was a member of the Association of Graduates Board of Directors from 2005-2009. His family has suggested that memorial donations in lieu of flowers be made to YouCaring.org (for Mike Flynn's girls) or to a military charity of your choice.

Maj John Simeroth - Informed On: May 2, 2016

CS-01, Class of 1990, Deceased on April 26, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Visitation will be on 4 May 2016 from 1000-1200 hours at the James A. Dyan Funeral Home; 303 S Main St; Summerville, SC 29483 with the funeral service following at 1300 hours at St Theresa Little Flower Catholic Church; 11001 Dorchester Rd; Summerville, SC 29485. Burial with full military honors will be on 5 May 2016 at 1400 hours in Beaufort National Cemetery; 1601 Boundry Rd; Beaufort, SC 29902-3947.

Mr Daniel Hardage - Informed On: May 2, 2016

CS-01, Class of 1959, Deceased on April 28, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Visitation was held on 1 May 2016 from 1100-2100 hours at the Mercer-Adams Funeral Service, 3925 N Asbury Ave; Bethany, OK 73008 (405) 495-4363 www.mercer-adams.com. A funeral service will be held on 2 May 2016 at 1330 hours at the Council Road Baptist Church; 2900 N Council Rd; Bethany, OK 73008. Burial will follow in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Wheatland, OK. The family has suggested that memorial donations be made to the Council Road Baptist Church (CRBC) Benevolence Fund; 2900 N Council Rd; Bethany, OK 73008 or to Reaching Our City (ROC); 7710 NW 10th St; Oklahoma City, OK 73127 (405) 440-9994 www.reachingourcity.org or to a charity of your choice.

Capt Daniel Cruz - Informed On: May 2, 2016

CS-03, Class of 2001, Deceased on April 27, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A funeral service will be held on 13 May 2016 at 1000 hours at the USAFA Cadet Protestant Chapel. Burial will immediately follow in the USAFA Cemetery.