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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Mr. Michael Heggen - Class of 1978, CS-40

Deceased on December 7, 2021 - Informed on December 30, 2021

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. No public services were scheduled. His obituary can be found at https://www.dignitymemorial.com/en-ca/obituaries/tampa-fl/michael-heggen-10482425

Col (Ret) William Gabel - Class of 1963, CS-21

Deceased on December 22, 2021 - Informed on December 29, 2021

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. The Gabel family will receive friends on 6 Jan 2022 from 1600-1900 hours at the Schoedinger Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1740 Zollinger Rd, Columbus, OH 43221. A Celebration of Life service and burial are currently pending for a date still to be determined. His obituary can be found at https://www.schoedinger.com/obituaries/William-Gabel-Usaf-Ret/#!/Obituary

Col (Ret) Kenneth Hacker - Class of 1966, CS-19

Deceased on December 3, 2021 - Informed on December 29, 2021

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services were held on 6 Dec 2022 at the chapel at Tharp Funeral Home in Lynchburg, VA. His family has suggested that memorial donations be made in lieu of flowers to the American Legion Post 16, 1301 Greenview Dr, Lynchburg, VA 24502. His obituary can be found at https://tharpfuneralhome.com/funeralpress/colonel-kenneth-john-ken-hacker/5119/

Col (Ret) Robert Browning - Class of 1959, CS-12

Deceased on December 20, 2021 - Informed on December 23, 2021

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

Mr. James Dryden - Class of 1969, CS-06

Deceased on November 30, 2021 - Informed on December 23, 2021

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. No funeral information is available. No obituary has been posted, however, tributes may be left online at https://www.goinghomecares.com/obituaries/James-Albert-Dryden?obId=23349832#/celebrationWall

Maj (Ret) Harry Harrison - Class of 1965, CS-24

Deceased on September 23, 2021 - Informed on December 23, 2021

His obituary can be found at https://claremont-courier.com/obituaries/obituary-harry-clifford-harrison-50973/. He was buried in Clark AFB Cemetery in the Philippine Islands. No further information is available.

Mr. Luke McConville - Class of 1990, CS-16

Deceased on December 16, 2021 - Informed on December 21, 2021

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Visitation will be held on 22 Dec 2021 from 1600 - 2000 hours at the Dolan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 460 Granite Ave, Milton, MA 02186, (617) 698-6264, www.dolanfuneral.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on 23 Dec 2021 at 1030 hours at Saint Agatha Church, 432 Adams St, Milton, MA 02186. Burial will be private for his family on a later date in Milton Cemetery. His family has suggested that memorial donations be made in lieu of flowers to help the McConville children at https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-the-mcconville-family

Mr. Frank Urban - Class of 1962, CS-05

Deceased on December 16, 2021 - Informed on December 16, 2021

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Funeral services are currently pending at USAFA. His family has suggested that memorial donations be made in lieu of flowers to the Raptor Center at the Nature and Wildlife Discovery Center, Mountain Campus, 9112 Mountain Park Rd, Beulah, CO 81023, www.hikeandlearn.org; or the National Audubon Society, www.audubon.org. His obituary can be found at https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/pueblo-co/frank-urban-10492888

Mr. Michael Cranford - Class of 1974, CS-12

Deceased on December 8, 2021 - Informed on December 15, 2021

Funeral services are currently pending.

Col (Ret) Joseph Barnes - Class of 1968, CS-10

Deceased on October 20, 2021 - Informed on December 13, 2021

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Burial will be on 20 July 2022 at the USAFA Cemetery 1000 hours.

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