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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Lt Col (Ret) Mark Jacobson - Class of 1974, CS-06

Deceased on March 30, 2018 - Informed on June 11, 2018

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Colonel Jacobson graduated from CS-06. Services were held in San Andreas, CA at the time of his passing.

Col (Ret) Wayne Skora - Class of 1966, CS-11

Deceased on May 27, 2018 - Informed on May 30, 2018

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Colonel Skora graduated from CS-11. A funeral service will be held on 12 June 2018 at 1230 hours at the USAFA Cadet Catholic Chapel. Inurnment will follow at the USAFA Cemetery. A reception will be held after the inurnment at the Eisenhower Golf Course at the U. S. Air Force Academy. His family has suggested that memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Cure PSP; 1206 York Rd, suite L-4; Lutherville, MD 21093; (443) 578-5670; www.curepsp.org or to the USAFA Endowment; 3116 Academy Dr, suite 200; USAF Academy , CO 80840; (719) 472-0300, ext. 200; www.usafa.org

Col Russell Thoburn

Deceased on May 17, 2018 - Informed on May 24, 2018

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Visitation will be from 1930-2030 on June 6th, 2018 at Horan & McConaty Funeral Home; 5303 County Line Rd; Centennial, CO 80122; (303) 221-0030; www.horancares.com. The burial and graveside service will be held on June 8, 2018 at 1130 at the USAFA Cemetery. In the event of inclement weather the service will be moved to the Memorial Pavilion. A reception will follow at the USAFA Eisenhower Golf Club. In lieu of flowers, his family has suggested that memorial donations be made to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Denver; 1805 S. Bellaire St, Suite 285; Denver, CO 80222; (303) 639-9163; www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org.

Mr Roy Emanuel - Class of 1962, CS-01

Deceased on May 17, 2018 - Informed on May 22, 2018

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A Celebration of Life was held at his home on 21 May 2018.

Maj James White - Class of 1964, CS-03

Deceased on November 24, 1969 - Informed on May 22, 2018

Maj White's remains were recovered and identified in July 2017. A funeral service and burial will take place on 19 Jun 2018 at 1000 hours at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York. His father was a 1924 graduate of USMA. He will be interred with his parents.

Lt Col (Ret) James Henkelmann - Class of 1965, CS-07

Deceased on May 16, 2018 - Informed on May 21, 2018

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A graveside service was held on 21 My 2018 at the Biloxi National Cemetery in Biloxi, MS. His family has suggested that memorial donations be made in lieu of flowers to the Parkinson's Foundation; 200 SE 1st St, Suite 800; Miami, FL 33131; www.parkinson.org.

Mr Kenneth Brook - Class of 1981, CS-28

Deceased on May 15, 2018 - Informed on May 21, 2018

Update: A funeral service will be held on 4 Jun 2018 at 1200 hours at the USAFA Cadet Protestant Chapel with inurnment following in the USAFA Cemetery. Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A private Celebration of Life was held for the family. Their wish is that memorial donations be made in lieu of flowers to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Attn: Elliott Pollock; 885 Second Ave; New York, NY 10017. Donations may be made online at http://mskcc.convio.net/goto/kenneth_brook which will take you to a secure link to make your donation.

Lt Col (Ret) Jimmy Hogan - Class of 1969, CS-21

Deceased on May 13, 2018 - Informed on May 21, 2018

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Privat services were held for the family. He was buried in Mission Park Cemetery, San Antonio, TX.

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