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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Col (Ret) Susan Wright

Deceased on January 4, 2020 - Informed on January 8, 2020

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A funeral service will be held on 10 Jan 2020 at 1100 hours at the Northeast Bible Church; 19185 FM 2252; Garden Ridge, TX 78266. A reception will follow the service at the Church Fellowship Hall. She will be laid to rest on 10 Jan 2020 at 1445 hours at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio following the reception. Her family has suggested that memorial donations be made in lieu of flowers to the MD Anderson Cancer Center; PO Box 4486; Houston, TX 77210-4486; (800) 392-1611; www.mdanderson.org

Col Ronald Gilbert - Class of 1998, CS-19

Deceased on January 3, 2020 - Informed on January 8, 2020

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A Memorial Service was held on 10 Jan 2020 at the Fairfax Community Church in Fairfax, VA. A funeral service will be held on 24 Jan 2020 at 1300 hours at the USAFA Community Center Chapel. Burial will follow at the USAFA Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a Facebook fundraiser for the family at https://www.facebook.com/donate/897164480686559/?fundraiser_source=external_url

Mr. Gary Held - Class of 1975, CS-28

Deceased on January 3, 2020 - Informed on January 3, 2020

Mr. Held was interred Thursday, 9 Jan 2020 at 1 pm at Eagle Point National Cemetery; 2763 Riley Rd, Eagle Point, OR 97524. In lieu of flowers, Kathy said Gary would want donations made to The Wounded Warriors Project; PO Box 758517; Topeka, KS 66675; (855) 448-3997; www.woundedwarriorproject.org

Mr. Gary Matson - Class of 1975, CS-38

Deceased on December 20, 2019 - Informed on January 3, 2020

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A funeral sevice will be held on 28 February 2020 at 1100 hrs at the USAFA Community Chapel followed by inturment at the USAFA Cemetery. The family has suggested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to The Marquette Tennis Association; 131 East College; Marquette, MI 49855.

Col (Ret) James Drake - Class of 1977, CS-27

Deceased on December 9, 2019 - Informed on January 3, 2020

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A funeral service will be held on 18 Feb 2020 at 1000 hours at the USAFA Community Center Chapel. Burial will follow in the USAFA Cemetery.

Lt Col (Ret) John Boles , Jr. - Class of 1964, CS-15

Deceased on November 29, 2019 - Informed on January 3, 2020

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A Funeral service will be held on 31 Jan 2020 at 1000 hours at the First Congregational Church; 20 E St Vrain St; Colorado Springs, CO 80903. Burial will follow at 1400 hours at the USAFA Cemetery. His obituary and funeral details can be found at https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/colorado-springs-co/john-boles-8982518

Lt Col (Ret) Dean Haylett - Class of 1973, CS-14

Deceased on December 28, 2019 - Informed on January 2, 2020

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A funeral service will be held on 1 May 2020 at 1300 hours at the USAFA Cemetery Memorial Pavilion followed by placement of the urn. A reception will immediately follow at the USAFA Eisenhour Golf Course

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