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.

For best results, try searching by Last Name (e.g. Smith), Class Year (e.g. 1959), or Cadet Squadron (e.g. CS-01). More complex searches may not return desired results.

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1st Lt Dominic Buraglio - Class of 2020, CS-20

Deceased on November 22, 2022 - Informed on November 29, 2022

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Obituary: https://www.echovita.com/us/obituaries/la/bossier-city/dominic-c-buraglio-15571505

Mr. James Piper , Jr. - Class of 1965, CS-20

Deceased on November 14, 2022 - Informed on November 29, 2022

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A memorial service will be held at 1000 hours on 9 Dec 2022 at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 1801 Sage Rd, Houston, TX 77056. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Air Force Aid Society: https://afas.org.

Col (Ret) Vernon Handel - Class of 1964, CS-01

Deceased on November 11, 2022 - Informed on November 18, 2022

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Memorial Service: 19 Nov 2022 at 1300 hours Cross Roads Church, 8102 Midcrown Dr, Windcrest, TX 78239 Burial: Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, TX Obituary: https://obituaries.neptunesociety.com/obituaries/san-antonio-tx/vernon-handel-11009700

Lt Col (Ret) Peter Morrelli - Class of 1966, CS-08

Deceased on November 9, 2022 - Informed on November 18, 2022

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information.

Mr. Ronald Callen - Class of 1969, CS-11

Deceased on November 12, 2022 - Informed on November 16, 2022

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Funeral Service: 18 Nov 2022 at 1400 hours USAFA Cemetery Memorial Pavilion Obituary: https://www.lifesongfunerals.com/obituaries/Ronald-Callen/#!/Obituary

Col (Ret) John Golden - Class of 1964, CS-04

Deceased on November 9, 2022 - Informed on November 10, 2022

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Celebration of Life: 13 Nov 2022 at 1500 hours at American Heritage Funeral Home, Montgomery, AL Burial: 2 Dec 2022 at 1000 hours at USAFA Cemetery Memorial Donations: American Red Cross, PO Box 37839, Boone, IA 50037-0839, (800) 435-7669, www.redcross.org Obituary: https://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/obituaries/mad075921

Col (Ret) David Hamilton - Class of 1969, CS-03

Deceased on October 31, 2022 - Informed on November 9, 2022

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Visitation: 14 Nov 2022 from 1300-1400 hours at Heritage Gardens Funeral Home,2201 Partin Dr N, Niceville, FL 32578 Funeral service: 14 Nov 2022 at 1400 hours at Heritage Gardens Funeral Home Celebration of Life: follows funeral service at O'Quigley's, 34940 Emerald Coast Parkway #101, Destin, FL 32541 Obituary: https://www.heritagegardensfuneralhome.com/obituary/David-Hamilton Memorial donations: to a charity of your choice

Mr. Robert Lutz - Class of 1980, CS-35

Deceased on October 25, 2022 - Informed on November 7, 2022

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Burial: Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, NM; date still to be determined. Obituary: Albuquerque Journal Newspaper or Legacy.com: https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/abqjournal/name/robert-lutz-obituary?n=robert-lutz&pid=203154537&utm_source=MarketingCloud&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ObitMessenger_Results_PPN_102522&utm_content=ObituaryURL&sfmc_id=10120574&env=00efc3e8173002fc9565474f10fbf8280c404a4d93668f29c435ee1aeb7a38f3

Mr. Mark Shafer - Class of 1987, CS-23

Deceased on May 13, 2022 - Informed on November 7, 2022

Please contact the Association of Graduaes for condolence information. Funeral service: 21 May 2022 at 1100 hours at Hodapp Funeral Home, 6410 Cincinnati Dayton Rd, Liberty Township, OH 45044. Memorial donations: Glioblastoma Foundation, PO Box 62066, Durham, NC 27715, Glioblastomafoundation.org Hospice of Cincinnati, PO Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597, hospiceofcincinnati.org Obituary: https://www.hodappfuneralhome.com/obituaries/mark-wayne-shafer

Col (Ret) David Nuss - Class of 1963, CS-15

Deceased on October 17, 2022 - Informed on November 2, 2022

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Funeral service: 4 Nov 2022 at 1000 hours at the USAFA Cemetery Memorial Service: 5 Nov 2022 at 1330 hours at St. George's Anglican Church, 217 Pikes Peak Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Obituary: https://www.shrineofremembrance.com/david-arthur-nuss-october-17-2022/

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