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.

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Maj (Ret) Jay Pelzer - Class of 1970, CS-23

Deceased on March 19, 2019 - Informed on March 21, 2019

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

Lt Col Matthew Hayden - Class of 1998, CS-22

Deceased on March 17, 2019 - Informed on March 19, 2019

Further information is pending at this time.

Lt Col (Ret) William Browning - Class of 1962, CS-06

Deceased on March 16, 2019 - Informed on March 19, 2019

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A funeral service will be held on 25 Mar 2019 at 1000 hours at the USAFA Cadet Protestant Chapel. Burial and a graveside service will follow in the USAFA Cemetery. In the event of inclement weather the graveside service will be moved to the Memorial Pavilion.

Col (Ret) Jerome Thies - Class of 1963, CS-10

Deceased on March 11, 2019 - Informed on March 18, 2019

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Colonel Thies will be laid to rest along with his wife, Yvonne, who passed away on 15 Dec 2015, at the USAF Academy Cemetery on 12 Jul 2019 at 1430 hours.

Mr. Mark Ralston - Class of 1973, CS-02

Deceased on March 10, 2019 - Informed on March 18, 2019

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Funeral services will be private for the family at their convenience. The family has suggested that memorial donations be made in lieu of flowers to a hospice program of your choice.

Maj (Ret) John Bouchard - Class of 1963, CS-03

Deceased on February 11, 2019 - Informed on March 5, 2019

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A graveside service will be held on 22 June 2019 at 1100 hours at St. Mary's Cemetery, 641 Turner St; Missoula, MT 59802; (406) 544-9820.

Dr. Robert Baker - Class of 1960, CS-09

Deceased on December 21, 2018 - Informed on March 4, 2019

No further information is available.

Lt Col (Ret) Paul Gosnell - Class of 1968, CS-18

Deceased on February 22, 2019 - Informed on February 26, 2019

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Visitation will be held on 1 Mar 2019 from 1700-1900 hours at the Oxley-Heard Funeral Home; 1305 Atlantic Ave; Fernandina Beach, FL 32034; (904) 261-3644; www.oxleyheard.com. A funeral mass will be said on 2 Mar 2019 at 1100 hours at St. Michael's Catholic Church; 505 Broome St; Fernandina Beach, FL 32034; (904) 261-3472. A graveside service will be held on 1 July 2019 at 1000 hours at the USAFA Cemetery. His family has suggested that memorial donations in lieu of flowers be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society; Donor Services; PO Box 4072; Pittsfield, MA 01202-4072; (888) 557-7177; www.leukemia.org.

Mr. Marcel Mayer - Class of 1970, CS-17

Deceased on February 13, 2019 - Informed on February 25, 2019

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A memorial service will be held on 1 Mar 2019 at 1300 hours at St. Paul's Piney Church Cemetery; 4535 Piney Church Rd; Waldorf, MD 20604. His family has suggested that memorial donations be made in lieu of flowers to the American Battlefield Trust; 1140 Professional Court; Hagerstown, MD 21740; (888) 606-1400; www.battlefields.org.

Mr. Craig Humphries - Class of 1970, CS-23

Deceased on February 16, 2019 - Informed on February 22, 2019

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Mr. Humphries was cremated and no services will be held. His obituary and condolences may be left online at www.gracememorialchapel.net.

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