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.


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.

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.

Mr John Stevens - Informed On: April 25, 2016

CS-01, Class of 1959, Deceased on April 19, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A funeral service was held on 23 Apr 2016 In Columbia City, IN and burial was in Green Hill Cemetery in Columbia City. His family has suggested that donations in his memory be sent to the Trinity Evangelical Presbyterian Church; PO Box 638; Columbia City, IN 46725-0638.

Mr Gary Wigle - Informed On: April 25, 2016

CS-25, Class of 1973, Deceased on April 23, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A memorial service will be held on 1 May 2016 at 1500 hours at the Grace Community Church; 1320 Auburn Way S; Auburn, WA 98002. His family has suggested that donations in lieu of flowers be sent to the American Heart Association; PO Box 840692; Dallas, TX 75284 (800) 242-8724 www.heart.org.

Lt Col (Ret) Levenchi Dingle - Informed On: April 11, 2016

CS-22, Class of 1987, Deceased on April 11, 2013

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services were held at the time of his death in Douglasville, GA. He was buried in Georga National Cemetery, Canton, GA. His family had suggested that donations in his memory be sent to the American Brain Tumor Association; 8550 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Ste 550; Chicago, IL 60631 www.abta.org.

Mr James Harris - Informed On: April 7, 2016

CS-16, Class of 1966, Deceased on April 3, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A Celebration of Life service will be held on 9 Apr 2016 at 1400 hours at Christ Presbyterian Church; 2323 Old Hickory Blvd; Nashville, TN 37215. Visitation with the family will be from 1600-1800 hours on 8 Apr 2016 at the church and from 1300-1400 hours on 8 Apr 2016 at the church. The family has suggested that donations in lieu of flowers be sent to the Wounded Warrior Project; 223 Rosa Parks Ave, Ste 301; Nashville, TN 37203.

Dr Robert Barnes - Informed On: April 4, 2016

CS-23, Class of 1967, Deceased on April 2, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A Celebration of Life will be held on 8 Apr 2016 at 1400 hours at the Ustick Baptist Church; 14301 W McMillan Rd; Boise, ID 83713. Inurnment will be on 22 Jul 2016 at 1000 hours at the USAFA Cadet Protestant Chapel. Inurnment will immediately follow at the USAFA Cemetery Memorial Pavilion Columbarium. His family has suggested that donations in lieu of flowers be made to the following charities: Fellowship of Christian Athletes; Attn: Receipting Department; 8701 Leeds Rd; Kansas City, MO 64129. The USAFA Endowment; 3116 Academy Dr., Ste 200; USAFA, CO 80840 (719) 472-0300 www.usafa.org. Bible Study Fellowship International; Global Headquarters; 19001 Huebner Rd; San Antonio, TX 78258 (210) 492-4676 www.bsfinternational.org.

Capt Ian Helms - Informed On: April 4, 2016

CS-22, Class of 2008, Deceased on March 30, 2016

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

Capt Jamaal Paul - Informed On: April 4, 2016

CS-07, Class of 2012, Deceased on April 3, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for Condolence information. A memorial service was held in Germany at the time of his passing. A funeral service will be held on 29 Apr 2016 at 1200 hours at the USAFA Cadet Protestant Chapel. He was posthumously promoted to Captain.

Mr Merrill Anderson - Informed On: April 4, 2016

CS-12, Class of 2002, Deceased on March 26, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Visitation will be from 1000-1100 hours on 9 Apr 2016 at St James AME Church; 2950 Bilter Rd; Aurora, IL 60502. The funeral service will begin at 1100 hours at the church. Burial will be on 11 Apr 2016. The funeral procession will meet at 1100 hours at James Funeral Service; 204 Hill Ave; Aurora, IL 60505 and will end at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery; 20953 W Hoff Rd; Elwood, IL 60421. The family has suggested that memorial donations be made to the American Diabetes Association; PO Box 11454; Alexandria, VA 22312 (800) 342-2383 www.diabetes.org. Flowers will be welcome and may be sent to the funeral home.

Col (Ret) Jerry Driscoll - Informed On: March 31, 2016

CS-11, Class of 1963, Deceased on February 20, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Funeral services were held on 1 Mar 2016 at the Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Wayzata, MN. The family has suggested that donations in lieu of flowers be made to the USAFA Endowment; 3116 Academy Dr; USAFA, CO 80840 www.usafa.org or to the ALS Association; Gift Processing Center; PO Box 6051; Albert Lea, MN 56007 www.als.org

Mr Richard Belden , Jr - Informed On: March 30, 2016

CS-17, Class of 1969, Deceased on March 24, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A celebration of life is being held on 2 Apr 2016 from 1400 - 1600 hrs. at the Washington Athletic Club; 1325 6th Ave; Seattle, WA (2060 622-7900 Interment will be held at a later date determined by the family. The family has suggested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Air Force Academy Fund; 3116 Academy Dr; USAFA, CO 80840-4475 www.usafa.org