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. Jon Staples - Class of 1962, CS-14

Deceased on May 13, 2022 - Informed on June 3, 2022

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Funeral services are currently pending.

Col (Ret) Robert Stratton - Class of 1973, CS-15

Deceased on May 2, 2022 - Informed on June 3, 2022

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A memorial service was held at the time of his passing. A funeral service will be held on 9 Sept 2022 at 0900 hours at the Old Post Chapel, 204 Lee Ave, Ft Meyer, VA 22211 followed by a graveside service at 0945 in Arlington National Cemetery, 1 Memorial Ave, Arlington, VA 22211. His family has suggested that memorial donations be made in lieu of flowers to the Air Force Academy Foundation/Association of Graduates, 3116 Academy Dr, USAF Academy, CO 80840, (719) 472-0300, www.usafa.org/give.

Col (Ret) Norman Pfeifer - Class of 1963, CS-06

Deceased on April 11, 2022 - Informed on June 2, 2022

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services were held in May in San Antonio, TX. He was laid to rest in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, TX. His family has suggested that memorial donations be made in lieu of flowers to the following charities: Wounded Warriors Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675, (*55) 448-3997, www.woundedwarriorproject.org Tunnels to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10306, (718) 987-1931 United Services Organization (USO), PO Box 96860, Washington, DC 20077-7677, (888) 484-3876, www.uso.org

Maj (Ret) Francis Barrett - Class of 1963, CS-23

Deceased on May 16, 2022 - Informed on June 1, 2022

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A graveside service will be held 3 June 2022 at 1200 hours at East Lawn Cemetery, 5801 East Grant Road, Tucson, AZ 85712. The family suggests in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Embry-Riddle Patron's Fund, <https://givingto.erau.edu/how-to-give/find-a-fund>, or mail donations to ERAU - Office of Philanthropy, 1 Aerospace Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114.

Lt Col (Ret) Frank Pulis - Class of 1972, CS-32

Deceased on May 28, 2022 - Informed on May 31, 2022

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Visitation will be held on 4 Jun 2022 from 1430 - 1600 at the Harrell Funeral Home of Kyle, 1715 Kirby, Kyle, TX 78640, (512) 443-1366. The funeral service will follow at 1600 at the funeral home. Burial is pending at USAFA for a date still to be determined. His obituary can be found at https://memorials.harrellfuneralhomes.com/frank-pulis/4937536/index.php?_ga=2.125614858.1874156656.1654031072-1315042633.1654031072

Maj (Ret) Damon Lum - Class of 1978, CS-07

Deceased on May 17, 2022 - Informed on May 24, 2022

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A funeral service will be held on 28 Jun 2022 @1000 hours at the USAFA Cemetery Memorial Pavilion. His family has suggested that memorial donations be made to the following charities: Chondrosarcoma Research Foundation, 12504 Quarterhorse Dr, Bowie, MD 20720, donate online here <https://csfshayna.org/donate-to-chondrosarcoma-foundation>. Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, PO Box 414238, Boston, MA 02241-4238, (203) 229-0464, donate online here. <https://give.themmrf.org/give/278264/?_ga=2.100336221.236123827.1655134652-772496836.1655134652>

Col (Ret) Usto Schulz - Class of 1964, CS-22

Deceased on May 4, 2022 - Informed on May 23, 2022

Services will be private for his family. No obituary will be published.

Lt Col (Ret) Charles Meier , Jr. - Class of 1959, CS-10

Deceased on May 10, 2022 - Informed on May 20, 2022

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A memorial service will be held on 31 May 2022 at 1100 hours at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 5265 N Union Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80918. Burial will follow at 1300 hours at the USAFA Cemetery. His obituary can be found at https://www.tributearchive.com/obituaries/24841038/lt-col-charles-howard-meier-jr-us-air-force-ret His family has suggested that memorial donations be made in lieu of flowers to the Springs Rescue Mission, W Las Vegas St, Colorado Springs, CO , (719) 632-1822, www.springsrescuemission.org

Mr. Louis Fikar - Class of 1978, CS-16

Deceased on May 14, 2022 - Informed on May 16, 2022

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A funeral service will be held on 25 May 2022 at 1300 hours at Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 161 Racetrack Road NW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547.

Col (Ret) Edward Gallagher - Class of 1976, CS-33

Deceased on May 13, 2022 - Informed on May 16, 2022

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Funeral services are currently pending.

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