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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Lt Col (Ret) Donald Nelsen - Class of 1979, CS-06

Deceased on October 14, 2021 - Informed on October 15, 2021

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Funeral services are currently pending.

Mr. Lew Price - Class of 1960, CS-15

Deceased on September 9, 2021 - Informed on October 15, 2021

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Funeral services are currently pending.

Mr. Robert Kraay - Class of 2007, CS-27

Deceased on September 7, 2021 - Informed on October 12, 2021

Funeral services were held in Oklahoma City, OK. His obituary can be found at https://www.wagesandsons.com/obits/robert-tronley-kraay/.

Lt Col (Ret) Michael Davenport - Class of 1973, CS-07

Deceased date unknown - Informed on October 12, 2021

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Colonel Davenport will be buried in Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, CA on a later date still to be determined. His family has suggested that memorial donations be made to the Choloangiocarcinoma Foundation; 5526 W 13400 S, #510; Herriman, UT 84096; (888) 936-6731; Donate online at https://cholangiocarcinoma.org/donate/. His obituary can be found at https://www.fairfieldfuneral-home.com/obituaries/Michael-Davenport-8/.

Maj (Ret) Barry Cline - Class of 1969, CS-23

Deceased on October 4, 2021 - Informed on October 6, 2021

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Funeral services are currently pending.

Lt Col (Ret) John McMurray , Jr. - Class of 1973, CS-38

Deceased on September 30, 2021 - Informed on October 5, 2021

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services were held on 3 Oct 2021 in Iowa Park, TX. His obituary can be found at https://www.owensbrumley.com/obituary/lt-col-ret-john-mcmurray-jr. His family has suggested that memorial donations be made in lieu of flowers to a charity of your choice.

Lt Col (Ret) Jeffrey Markey - Class of 1967, CS-01

Deceased on September 28, 2021 - Informed on October 1, 2021

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Visitation will be held on 4 Oct 2021 from 1000-1200 hours at St. Patrick's Church;15000 W Wadsworth Rd; Wadsworth, IL 60083; (847) 336-0630. The memorial mass will begin at 1200 hours at the church. His obituary can be found at https://www.bradleyfhnorthchicago.com/obituary/jeffrey-markey

Mr. John Macon - Class of 1968, CS-23

Deceased on September 19, 2021 - Informed on October 1, 2021

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Funeral services are currently pending. No obituary is available.

Lt Col (Ret) Brian Kieffer - Class of 1989, CS-21

Deceased on September 27, 2021 - Informed on September 30, 2021

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Funeral services are currently pending.

Col (Ret) Thomas Gorges - Class of 1965, CS-08

Deceased on September 24, 2021 - Informed on September 27, 2021

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A funeral service will be held on 5 Oct 2021 at 1000 hours at the USAFA Cemetery Memorial Pavilion. Burial will immediately follow. His obituary can be found at https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/kansas/name/thomas-gorges-obituary?n=thomas-gorges&pid=200229404&fhid=4381&utm_source=MarketingCloud&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ObitMessenger_Results_PowerInbox_Neustar_081320&utm_content=ObituaryURL&sfmc_id=10120574&env=1bb3e59a170d6ee57c05160300b4089f385764d2 His family has suggested that memorial Donations be made in lieu of flowers to the Air Force Academy Athletic Corporation (AFAAC); 2168 Seal House Dr; USAF Academy, CO 80840. Please note Falcons Football in memory of Col (Ret) Thomas Gorges. Donate online at https://falconathleticfund.com/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=ACFA690B-C6D2-467A-B716-78FB42691F32&menu_id=29FA9BD2-9425-423B-91FB-97B03B2573AD

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