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 Barton , Jr. - Class of 1965, CS-10

Deceased on October 12, 2020 - Informed on April 1, 2021

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information.Visitation was held on 15 Oct 2020 from 11:00 to 12:00 pm at the Prattville Memorial Chapel; 841 Fairview Avenue; Prattville, AL 36066, (334) 365-7147, www.prattvillememorial@live.com <http://www.prattvillememorial@live.com>. Followed by a funeral service at 12:00 pm at the Prattville Memorial Chapel and Memory Gardens <https://www.prattvillememorial.com/> with burial to follow at the Prattville Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Richard Ashbacher - Class of 2005

Deceased on May 14, 2007 - Informed on April 1, 2021

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A memorial service was held on 5 Dec 2009 at the Edwards Congregational Church in Davenport, IA.

Mr. William Van Amerongen - Class of 1968, CS-27

Deceased on March 26, 2021 - Informed on March 31, 2021

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. The family has requested that this be a private service for only family members. Services are pending for Jun or Jul of 2021, no official date has been set by the family.

Lt Col (Ret) Edgar Jackson - Class of 1962, CS-12

Deceased on March 18, 2021 - Informed on March 30, 2021

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services were held for Colonel Jackson on 27 Mar 2021 from 10:00 to 11:00 am, at the New Bethel Baptist Church; 8620 Wilbur Street; Baton Rouge, LA 70807. Following he was laid to rest at the New Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery with Military honors by the U. S. Air Force Honor Guard and the V.F.W. Post 4346 Honor Guard.

Lt Col Sierra Burgess - Class of 2000, CS-21

Deceased on March 26, 2021 - Informed on March 29, 2021

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services will be held on 2 Apr 2021 at 10:00 am at the Hurlburt Field Air Park; 315 Independence Road; Hurlburt Field, FL 32544. He will be laid to rest at the USAFA Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation; https://specialops.org.

Mr. James Gallagher - Class of 1962, CS-18

Deceased on March 23, 2021 - Informed on March 29, 2021

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A celebration of life will be held on 15 Apr 2021 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Starks Funeral Parlor; 3651 South 900 East; Salt Lake City, UT 84106. Photos and memories can be shared of him for his family at the following link: www.starksfuneral.com.

Maj (Ret) Robert Seltzer - Class of 1971, CS-17

Deceased on March 22, 2021 - Informed on March 29, 2021

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services were held and he was laid to rest on 26 Mar 2021 in Northridge, CA.

Mr. William Lane , Jr. - Class of 1961

Deceased on December 2, 2020 - Informed on March 29, 2021

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence informaion. An online guest book is available at austinfuneralservice.com.

Lt Col (Ret) Frederick Jaklitsch - Class of 1977, CS-04

Deceased on March 22, 2021 - Informed on March 26, 2021

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A funeral mass will be held on 30 Mar 2021 at 10:00 am at St. Nicholas Catholic Church; 625 Saint Nicholas Drive;O'Fallon, IL 62269. A burial will be held on 9 Apr 2021at 1000 hours at the United States Air Force Academy, CO 80841. In the event of inclement weather, the service will be moved to the Memorial Pavilion.

Mr. Richard Marley - Class of 1971, CS-10

Deceased on March 22, 2021 - Informed on March 25, 2021

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information.

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