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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Mr. Richard Davis - Class of 1961, CS-09

Deceased on August 25, 2019 - Informed on December 1, 2021

Services were held for the family at the time of his passing in 2019. No obituary is available.

Mr. Paul Beck - Class of 1978, CS-37

Deceased on September 12, 2021 - Informed on November 30, 2021

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A celebration of life was held in Topeka, KS on 3 Oct 2021. He will be inurned at the USAFA Cemetery Memorial Pavilion Columbarium on 11 July 2022 at 1030 hours.

Lt Col (Ret) Charles Mladenka , Jr. - Class of 1989, CS-08

Deceased on November 13, 2021 - Informed on November 24, 2021

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Private services were held for his family. He was buried in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. No obituary is available.

Brig Gen (Ret) Graham Shirley - Class of 1966, CS-22

Deceased on November 14, 2021 - Informed on November 23, 2021

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Funeral services are currently pending. No obituary is available.

Brig Gen (Ret) Frank Drew

Deceased on November 13, 2021 - Informed on November 23, 2021

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A funeral service will be held on 4 Dec 2021 at 1100 hours at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 800 N New Rd, Waco, TX 76710, (254) 772-9349. No obituary is available.

Col (Ret) Gordon Billington - Class of 1962, CS-12

Deceased on November 9, 2021 - Informed on November 23, 2021

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services were held in Oakton, ME at the time of his passing. His obituary can be found at Lawry Brothers- Wheeler Funeral Home: https://www.lawrybrothers.com/obituaries/obituary-listings?obId=23058066 His family has suggested that memorial donations be made in lieu of flowers to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box, 758540, Topeka, KS 66675, (855) 448-3997, www.woundedwarriorproject.org

Mr. Michael Cyrus - Class of 1971, CS-08

Deceased on October 27, 2021 - Informed on November 19, 2021

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. No funeral services have been scheduled. His obituary can be found at Rogers Family Mortuary. https://www.tributearchive.com/obituaries/22997120/michael-cyrus.

Mr. Gary Hoffman - Class of 1966, CS-14

Deceased on November 4, 2021 - Informed on November 18, 2021

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A funeral service will be held on 3 Dec 2021at 1000 hours at the USAFA Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be held on 7 Jan 2022 at 1000 hours at the Bayside Church, 8191 Sierra College Blvd; Roseville; CA; 95746. His obituary can be found at: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/roseville-ca/gary-hoffman-10436866

Mr. Tom Grayson - Class of 1973, CS-07

Deceased on November 13, 2021 - Informed on November 16, 2021

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A funeral service will be held on 3 Dec 2021 at 1300 hours at the USAFA Cemetery.

2d Lt Cailin Foster - Class of 2021, CS-13

Deceased on November 8, 2021 - Informed on November 10, 2021

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A funeral service will be held on 1 Dec 2021 at 1200 hours at the USAFA Cemetery. In the event of inclement weather, the service will be moved to the Memorial Pavilion.

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