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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Col (Ret) Ross Miles - Class of 1974, CS-11

Deceased on January 13, 2020 - Informed on January 22, 2020

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A funeral service will be held on 28 Feb 2020 at 1300 hours at the Chapel at Porter Loring Mortuary; 2102 North Loop 1604 E; San Antonio, TX 78232; (210) 495-8221; www.porterloring.com <http://www.porterloring.com>. Burial will follow in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery; 1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd; San Antonio, TX 78209. Colonel Miles' family has suggested that Memorial donations be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, South Central; 8111 N Stadium Dr, Suite 100; Houston, TX 77054 or to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society; 1218 Arion Parkway, #102; San Antonio, TX 78216.

Dr. James Cupello - Class of 1968, CS-25

Deceased on January 20, 2020 - Informed on January 21, 2020

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A funeral service will be held on 27 Jan 2020 at 1000 hours at the USAFA Cemetery with burial immediately following the service. In the event of inclement weather the service will be moved to the Memorial Pavilion.

Mr. James Vance - Class of 1959, CS-05

Deceased on January 18, 2020 - Informed on January 21, 2020

No further information is available.

Maj (Ret) James Clark , Jr. - Class of 1960, CS-14

Deceased on January 13, 2020 - Informed on January 14, 2020

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Funeral information is unavailable at this time

Col (Ret) Jerome Burg - Class of 1972, CS-12

Deceased on January 7, 2020 - Informed on January 13, 2020

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Friends will be received on 13 Jan 2020 at Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home; 2403 Harrison Ave; Panama City, FL 32405 (850) 763-4694; www.kentforestlawn.com with the service beginning at 1430 hours. A reception will immediately follow the service. His family has suggested that memorial donations be made in lieu of flowers to the Covenant Hospice; 107 W 19th St; Panama City, FL 32405; www.choosecovenant.org

Mr. David Imler - Class of 1967, CS-18

Deceased on January 6, 2020 - Informed on January 10, 2020

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Mr. Imler was cremated and a memorial gathering will be held on 15 Feb 2020 from 1000-1100 hours at St.Paul's Lutheran Church;103 N Main St; Hillsboro, IL 62049; (217) 532-2353. The service will begin at 1100 at the church. His obituary can be found at www.basspattondeanfh.com. His family has suggested that memorial donations be made in lieu of flowers to the David A. Imler Youth Assessment Project. Please make checks payable to the Hillsboro Area Health Foundation and send them to HAHF; 1200 E Tremont St; Hillsboro, IL 62049.

Maj Robert Whitney - Class of 2008, CS-22

Deceased on January 8, 2020 - Informed on January 9, 2020

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A funeral service with full military honors will be held on 14 Jan 2020 at 1100 hours at Emmaus Bible Church; 4501 S 23rd St; Omaha, NE 68107; (402) 731-0201. Interment will take place on 17 Jan 2020 at 1000 hours at the U. S. Air Force Academy Cemetery, CO. His family has suggested that memorial donations be made in lieu of flowers to Shawna Whitney through Emmaus Bible Church online giving. Please note Shawna Whitney when giving.

Col (Ret) Susan Wright

Deceased on January 4, 2020 - Informed on January 8, 2020

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A funeral service will be held on 10 Jan 2020 at 1100 hours at the Northeast Bible Church; 19185 FM 2252; Garden Ridge, TX 78266. A reception will follow the service at the Church Fellowship Hall. She will be laid to rest on 10 Jan 2020 at 1445 hours at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio following the reception. Her family has suggested that memorial donations be made in lieu of flowers to the MD Anderson Cancer Center; PO Box 4486; Houston, TX 77210-4486; (800) 392-1611; www.mdanderson.org

Col Ronald Gilbert - Class of 1998, CS-19

Deceased on January 3, 2020 - Informed on January 8, 2020

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A Memorial Service was held on 10 Jan 2020 at the Fairfax Community Church in Fairfax, VA. A funeral service will be held on 24 Jan 2020 at 1300 hours at the USAFA Community Center Chapel. Burial will follow at the USAFA Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a Facebook fundraiser for the family at https://www.facebook.com/donate/897164480686559/?fundraiser_source=external_url

Mr. Gary Held - Class of 1975, CS-28

Deceased on January 3, 2020 - Informed on January 3, 2020

Mr. Held was interred Thursday, 9 Jan 2020 at 1 pm at Eagle Point National Cemetery; 2763 Riley Rd, Eagle Point, OR 97524. In lieu of flowers, Kathy said Gary would want donations made to The Wounded Warriors Project; PO Box 758517; Topeka, KS 66675; (855) 448-3997; www.woundedwarriorproject.org

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