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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Mr. Eldon Lindstrom - Class of 1974, CS-22

Deceased on July 8, 2019 - Informed on July 12, 2019

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

Dr. Obbie Atkinson - Class of 1967, CS-17

Deceased on June 30, 2019 - Informed on July 8, 2019

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A Celebration of Life service will be held on 4 Aug 2019 at 1500 hours at the Borradori Garage; 455 N Ocean Blvd; Cayucos, CA 93430

Mrs. Shelly Allen - Class of 1986, CS-15

Deceased on July 27, 2019 - Informed on July 5, 2019

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A Celebration of Life will be held on 27 Jul 2019 at 1700 hours at the Next Level Church; 4317 Stevens Mill Rd; Matthews, NC 28104. Her family has suggested that memorial donations be made to the International Cancer Advocacy Network (ICAN); 27 W Morten Ave; Phoenix, AZ 85021-7246; (602) 861-9642; www.askican.org. Her obituary may be found at www.legacy.com or at www.everhere.com.

Lt Col (Ret) Harry Paddon III - Class of 1962, CS-08

Deceased on June 27, 2019 - Informed on July 5, 2019

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A Celebration of Life service was held on 3 Jul 2019 at the New Covenant United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Bushnell National Military Cemetery on a later date still TBD. His family has suggested that memorial donations be made to the Fisher House Foundation; 12300 Twinbrook Pkwy, Ste 410; Rockville, MD 20852; (888) 294-8560; www.fisherhouse.org or to the New Covenant United Methodist Church; 3470 Woodridge Dr; The Villages, FL 32162; (352) 750-4529; www.ncumcfl.com. His obituary can be found at www.Legacy.com.

Mr. Lee Penniston - Class of 1961, CS-01

Deceased on June 29, 2019 - Informed on July 2, 2019

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. No services will be held in accordance with Mr. Penniston's wishes. He will be cremated and his ashes scattered at his family's convenience. It has been suggested that memorial donations be made in lieu of flowers to the Best Friends Animal Society; 5001 Angel Canyon Rd; Kanab, UT 84741; (435) 644-2001; www.bestfriends.org

Mrs. Christine Dettmer - Class of 1984, CS-28

Deceased on June 23, 2019 - Informed on June 25, 2019

Please contact the Association of Gaduates for condolence information. Visitation will be held on 26 Jun 2019 from 1100-1300 hours at Dobbling Funeral Home; 106 S Fort Thomas Ave; Fort Thomas, KY 41075; (859) 441-1730; www.dmefuneral.com. A mass of Christian Burial will follow at 1330 hours at St. Therese Church; 11 Temple Place; Southgate, KY 41071; (859) 441-1654. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate, KY. Her family has suggested that memorial donations be made to the Humane Society of Northern Kentucky; PO Box 369; Union, KY 41091

Ms. Annmari Duffy - Class of 1988, CS-11

Deceased on June 13, 2019 - Informed on June 18, 2019

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Funeral Services will be held at a later date in Minnesota. The family has suggested that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church - Father Jimmy Grebe 9945 Hillview Road, Pensacola, Florida 32514 or Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church - Father Pete Zalewski 624 Miccosukee Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32308.

Col (Ret) Ronald Nelson - Class of 1969, CS-11

Deceased on June 4, 2019 - Informed on June 6, 2019

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A Funeral service will be held on 1 Aug 2019 at 1000 hours at the USAFA Cadet Chapel. Burial will follow in the USAFA Cemetery. A reception will follow both at the USAFA Falcon Club.

Maj (Ret) Carl Schwartz - Class of 1975, CS-01

Deceased on April 29, 2019 - Informed on June 4, 2019

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services were held on 1 Jun 2019 in Wesley Chapel, FL. He was cremated. His family has suggested that memorial donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project; PO Box 758517; Topeka, KS 66675; (877) 448-3997; www.woundedwarriorproject.org

Lt Col James Bowles , Jr. - Class of 1980, CS-26

Deceased on May 30, 2019 - Informed on June 3, 2019

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Visitation will be held on 8 Jun 2019 beginning at 1300 hours at the Summer Grove Baptist Church; 8924 Jewella Ave; Shreveport, LA 71118 with the funeral service begining at 1400 hours. He will be laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery on a date still to be determined.

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