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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Lt Col Steve Hughes - Class of 1986, CS-30

Deceased on August 12, 2020 - Informed on August 17, 2020

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A visitation was held on 16 Aug 2020 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am with funeral services with full military honors that followed, at the Emerald Coast Funeral Home; 161 Racetrack Road. NW; Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, please send a donation to the Air Warrior Courage Foundation; P.O. Box 877; Silver Spring, MD 20918; (877) 921-2923; www.airwarriorcourage.org. Expressions of love and sympathy may be placed and viewed online at www.emeraldcoastfuneralhome.com.

Lt Col (Ret) Richard Tracey - Class of 1959, CS-05

Deceased on August 12, 2020 - Informed on August 17, 2020

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. He will be interred at his beloved USAFA in Colorado Springs, CO earning full military honors. In lieu of flowers, please support Veterans at www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate.

Col (Ret) Frederick Walker - Class of 1960, CS-06

Deceased on August 8, 2020 - Informed on August 17, 2020

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A viewing was held on 15 Aug 2020 from 10:00 am to 10:45 am with funeral services that followed at 11:00 am, at the Free Presbyterian Church; 80 Malin Road; Malvern, PA 19355. Interment at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Missionaries at Free Presbyterian Church, at the address above.

Lt Col Dennis Weddle

Deceased on August 2, 2020 - Informed on August 17, 2020

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Private Services/Invitation only due to Covid restrictions will be held on 21 Aug 2020 at Bunker's Eden Vale Mortuary; 925 Las Vegas Blvd North; Las Vegas, Nevada 89101.

Lt Col (Ret) Carl Vogel - Class of 1966, CS-22

Deceased on October 19, 2019 - Informed on August 17, 2020

Colonel Vogel passed away in Dayton, Ohio. Services were held at the time of his passing. No further information is available.

Maj Stephen Rau - Class of 1990, CS-22

Deceased on August 8, 2020 - Informed on August 11, 2020

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A service will be held on 18 August 2020 at 1300 hours at the Memorial Pavilion at the United States Air Force Academy. Obituary will be published online on 16 Aug 2020.

Lt Col (Ret) Gale DeVore

Deceased on August 1, 2020 - Informed on August 5, 2020

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Cremation has taken place,a memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church; 3033 SW MacVicar Avenue; Topeka, KS 66611, on 7 Aug 2020 at 10:00 am followed by military honors. This service will be livestreamed at FirstBaptistTopeka.org/live. A graveside service will be held in Seymour, Iowa, also with military honors. Due to COVID 19, no visitation will be held, masks and social distancing will be observed. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church.

Maj Michael Gentry - Class of 2007, CS-34

Deceased on August 1, 2020 - Informed on August 3, 2020

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services were held on 15 Aug 2020 at 11:00 am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; 8950 S 1300 W; West Jordan, UT 84088; (801) 562-8258; https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/?lang=eng. Intermet took place at West Jordan City Cemetery; 7925 1300 W; West Jordan, UT 84088; (801) 301-6925; https://www.westjordan.utah.gov/cemetery.

Col Donald Ohlemacher - Class of 1994, CS-05

Deceased on August 1, 2020 - Informed on August 3, 2020

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A non-denominational memorial service will be held on 13 Aug 2020 at 6:00 pm with full military honors with visiting hours from 4:30-6:00 pm at the First Baptist; 3939 Swigart Road; Beavercreek, OH 45440; (937) 429-1671; www.fbckettering.org. In lieu of flowers, please consider a blood or money donation to the American Red Cross. Blood donations may be done online at: www.sleevesup.redcrossblood.org/campaign/honoring-ohlemacher. Money donations may be done online at : www.redcross.org.

Dr. Emil Cwach - Class of 1959, CS-03

Deceased on July 30, 2020 - Informed on August 3, 2020

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Funeral services will take place at a later date at the Fort Logan National Cemetery; 4400 W. Kenyon Avenue; Denver, CO 80236; (303) 761-0117; https://www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/ftlogan.asp.

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