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 (Ret) Richard Coppock - Class of 1961, CS-11

Deceased on February 4, 2020 - Informed on February 5, 2020

Please contact the Asssociation of Graduates for condolence information. A graveside service will be held on 9 Apr 2020 at the USAFA Cemetery where Col Coppock will be interred. The time of the interment is still to be determined.

Lt Col (Ret) Michael Reich - Class of 1971, CS-01

Deceased on January 26, 2020 - Informed on February 5, 2020

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A graveside service will be held on 7 Feb 2020 at 1300 hours at the USAFA Cemetery. In the event of inclement weather the graveside service will be moved to the Memorial Pavilion. His family has suggested that memorial contributions be made in lieu of flowers to a hospice of your choice.

Capt (Ret) Christopher Kopf - Class of 1966, CS-02

Deceased on November 20, 2019 - Informed on February 3, 2020

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A Celebration of Life service will be held on 15 Mar 2020 at 1300 hours at Captain Kopf's childhood home in Sacramento, CA. Please email tkopf817@gmail.com to RSVP and for further information. Burial with full military honors will be on 16 Mar 2020 at 1040 hours at the San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery 32053 McCabe Rd; Santa Nella, CA 95322.

Col (Ret) Ross Miles - Class of 1974, CS-20

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. A Celebration of Life will be held on 1 Feb 2020 at 1100 hours at the University Christian Church; 2720 S University Dr; Fort Worth, TX 76019; (817) 926-6631. His family has suggested that memorial donations be made in lieu of flowers to the Amon Carter Museum of American Art; 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd; Fort Worth, TX 76017; (817) 989-5060; www.cartermuseum.org. His full obituary can be found at www.robertsonmuellerharper.com.

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.

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