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.


Lt Col Todd Hoppe - Informed On: November 21, 2014

CS-05,Class of 1987, Deceased on November 18, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates fro condolence information. A memorial service will be held on 22 Nov 2014 at 1300 hrs. at Calvary Baptist Church; 1380 Valley Forge Rd; Landsdale, PA 19466.  He will be buried on 24 Nov 2014 at 0900 in Washington's Crossing National Cemetery.  Mourners will meet at  0800 at Williams-Bergey-Koffel Funeral Home; 667 Harleysville Pike; Telford, PA 18969 A memorial fund is being set up in his name.  Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to Todd Hoppe Memorial Fund; C/O Calvary Baptist Church; 1380 Valley Forge Rd; Landsdale, PA 19466.

Lt Col (Ret) Ronald Baran - Informed On: November 19, 2014

CS-35,Class of 1976, Deceased on November 17, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Visitation will be held at Carl J. Mowell & Sons Funeral home; Peachtree City Chapel; 200 Robinson Rd; Peachtree City, GA 30269 on 20 Nov 2014 from 1700-2000 hrs. A Requiem Mass will be said on 21 Nov 2014 at 1100 hrs. at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church; 587 Landers Dr; Mabelton, GA 30126. The family has suggested that memorial donations be made in lieu of flowers to the Pregnancy Aid Clinic; PO Box 82836; Hapeville, GA 30354 www.pregnancyaidclinic.org.

Lt Col (Ret) Robert Kemmerer III - Informed On: November 18, 2014

CS-18,Class of 1965, Deceased on January 26, 2012

We're sorry but no condolence information is available. A graveside service was held at Ft Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX at the time of his death.

Lt Col (Ret) Edward Leonard , Jr - Informed On: November 17, 2014

CS-09,Class of 1960, Deceased on November 11, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Lt Col Leonard will be cremated and his ashes scattered at his family's discretion.

Lt Col (Ret) Matthew LaCourse - Informed On: November 14, 2014

CS-31,Class of 1978, Deceased on November 6, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Further information is unavailable at this time.

Lt Col Daniel Murray - Informed On: November 12, 2014

CS-25,Class of 1992, Deceased on July 20, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services were held on 25 July 2014 at St Peter's Catholic Church in Mary Esther, FL. He was interred in Barancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, FL The family has suggested that memorial donations be made in lieu of flowers to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation; PO Box 89367; Tampa, FL 33689 (813) 805-9400 www.specialops.org.

Mr James Hix , Jr - Informed On: November 10, 2014

CS-25,Class of 1968, Deceased on November 4, 2014

A graveside service will be held on 14 Nov 2014 at 1230 hrs at Barancas National Cemetery; 1 Cemetery Rd; Pensacola, FL 32508-7014.

Col (Ret) Charles Beattie - Informed On: November 10, 2014

CS-06,Class of 1967, Deceased on November 6, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A Celebration of Life was held at his home on 9 Nov 2014. Additional services are pending at this time.

Lt Col Joseph Dortch - Informed On: November 5, 2014

CS-06,Class of 1981, Deceased on October 24, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services were held on 31 Oct 2014 at the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Crestview, FL. Burial was in Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, FL. The family has suggested that donations be made to a Scholarship Fund set up by the family. Donations may be sent to Mrs. Catherine Dortch; PO Box 733; Crestview FL 32536.

Mr W. Robert Walker - Informed On: October 29, 2014

Deceased on October 19, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Mr. Walker was an ATO. Visitation was held on 24 Oct 2014 at 1500hrs-1900hrs at Baue Funeral & Memorial Center; 3950 West Clay Street; Saint Charles, MO 63301 Services were held on 25 Oct 2014 at 1000hrs at St. Patrick Catholic Church; 501S. Church Street; Wentzville, MO 63385 The family has suggested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to St. Patrick Center Catholic Charities; 800 N. Tucker Blvd; St. Louis, MO 63101

Mr Bradley Pollock - Informed On: October 27, 2014

CS-19,Class of 1983, Deceased on October 23, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A Celebration of Life will be held on 1 Nov 2014 at 1300 hrs at Grace Church; 5214 Stone Lake Dr; Wichita Falls, TX 76310. An ice cream social will immediately follow the service. The family has suggested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to either of the following charities: Hospice of Wichita Falls; 4909 Johnson Rd; Wichita Falls, TX 76310 Grace Church Children's Ministry; 5214 Stone Lake Dr; Wichita Falls, TX 76310

Mr David Dougan - Informed On: October 21, 2014

CS-07,Class of 1963, Deceased on December 19, 2013

Memorial donations may be made to the St Francis Hospice; St Francis Healthcare Systen of Hawaii; PO Box 96820; Honolulu, HI 96820

Maj (Ret) Hugh Webb - Informed On: October 21, 2014

CS-15,Class of 1963, Deceased on October 15, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Visitation was held on 17 Oct 2014 at 1600hrs at Flinn and Maguire Funeral Home; 2898 North Morton St; Franklin, IN 46131 A Celebration of Life & Military Honors was held on 18 Oct 2014 at Second Mt. Pleasant Church; 1540 N 800 East; Franklin, IN 46131 The family has suggested that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to the American Cancer Society; P.O. Box 22718; Oklahoma City, OK 72123-1718 (800) 227-2345 https://donate.cancer.org

Col (Ret) Albert Waters - Informed On: October 8, 2014

CS-07,Class of 1959, Deceased on October 7, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Funeral services are pending at this time.

Lt Col Peter Hagis - Informed On: October 6, 2014

CS-12,Class of 1991, Deceased on September 23, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Visitation will be held at Mitchell Funeral Home; 7209 Glenwood Ave; Raleigh, NC 27612 on 11 Oct 2014 from 1700-1900 hrs. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date which has not yet been determined. The family has requested that in lieu flowers donations be sent to either of the following charities: USSOCOM Care Coalition; Task Force Dagger Foundation; 5900 S Lake Forest Dr, Ste 200; McKinney, TX 75070 www.taskforcedagger.org/donate.html The Wounded Warrior Project 4899 Belfort Rd, Ste 300; Jacksonville, FL 32256 www.woundedwarriorproject.org

Lt Col (Ret) Wayne Brown - Informed On: October 1, 2014

CS-18,Class of 1965, Deceased on September 26, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A funeral service was held on 30 Sept 2014 at the Springboro Christian Church in Springboro, OH. Burial was in Springboro Cemetery. The family has suggested that donations be made to the Springboro Christian Church; 720 S Main St; Springboro, OH 45066-1424 or the Wounded Warrior Project; 4899 Belfort Rd, Ste 300; Jacksonville, FL 32256 www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

Mr Michael Nigl - Informed On: October 1, 2014

CS-30,Class of 1986, Deceased on September 27, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Visitation will be from 1600 - 2000 hrs on 3 Oct 2014 at Clary Funeral Home; 26777 Jelland Dr; Richland Center, WI 53581. The funeral service will be held on 4 Oct 2014 at 1100 hrs at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church; 160 W Fourth St; Richland Center, WI 53581. The family has suggested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to G.R.A.C.E (Greater Richland Area Cancer Elimination); PO Box 213; Richland Center, WI 53581-0213 or The Cornerstone Builders; The Richland Hospital; 333 E Second St; Richland Center, WI 53581.

Dr Lance Webb - Informed On: September 30, 2014

CS-17,Class of 1974, Deceased on August 7, 2014

We are sorry but no further information is available.

Brig Gen (Ret) William Douglass - Informed On: September 30, 2014

CS-18,Class of 1964, Deceased on September 19, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Burial will be in the USAFA Cemetery on 9 Oct 2014 at 1000 hrs. He was cremated. A memorial service will be held on 18 Oct 2014 at 1100 hrs at the Eagle Ranch Church; 9660 Eagle Ranch Rd, Suite 6; Albuquerque, NM 87114. The family has suggested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in his memory to the Alzheimer's charity of the donor's choice.

Mr Tng Foo - Informed On: September 19, 2014

CS-09,Class of 2004, Deceased on August 20, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services have already taken place. No further information is available. Per request, flowers and donations are not recommended.

Col (Ret) Craig Ghelber - Informed On: September 19, 2014

CS-36,Class of 1972, Deceased on September 7, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services will be held on 24 Sep 2014 at 0900hrs. at Arlington National Cemetery; Arlington, VA 22211 at the Administration Building (877) 907-8585 The family has suggested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the National Kidney Foundation; Finance Department; 30 East 33rd St; New York, NY 10016 www.kidney.org/support (800) 622-9010

Mr Aundra Billups - Informed On: September 18, 2014

CS-22,Class of 1984, Deceased on September 11, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Burial was held on 22 Sep 2014 at 0930hrs at the Georgia National Cemetery; 1080 Veterans Cemetery Rd; Canton, OH 30014 Services were held on 22 Sep 2014 at 1100hrs at Zion Baptist Church; 165 Lemon St.; Marietta, GA 30060 (770) 427-8749 The family has suggested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Loving Arms Cancer Outreach; 833 Campbell Hill St., Suite 220; Marietta, GA 30060 www.lovingarmscanceroutreach.com

Col (Ret) David Milam - Informed On: September 16, 2014

CS-04,Class of 1963, Deceased on September 11, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. The family received friends on 15 Sep 2014 from 1700hrs-1900hrs at Southminster Presbyterian Church;7001 Far Hills Ave;Centerville, OH 45475 Services was held on 16 Sep 2014 at 1100hrs at the church listed. The family has suggested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Noon Optimist Club of Centerville; P.O. Box 750492; Centerville, OH 45475-0492 http://www.centervillenoonoptimist.com/ Condolences may be sent to his family in care of his wife, Donna: Mrs. Donna Milam; 1179 Ripplecreek Ct.; Centerville, OH 45458-3229

Lt Col Morris Fontenot , Jr - Informed On: September 3, 2014

CS-33,Class of 1996, Deceased on August 27, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A funeral service will be held on 3 Oct 2014 at 1400 hrs. at the Cadet Protestant Chapel. graveside service will immediately follow the funeral service at the USAFA Cemetery. In the event of inclement weather the graveside service will be moved to the Memorial Pavilion. In lieu of flowers and cards, and at the family's request, a fund has been established to assist the family in the loss of Lt. Col. Fontenot, and donations can be made through the Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Association, http://www.river-rats.org/. In the comments section write, In Memory of Morris Fontenot Condolences may be sent to his family in care of his wife, Kara: Mrs. Kara Fontenot; 30 Clairmont St; longmeadow, MA 01106-1002

Maj Richard Schafer III - Informed On: September 2, 2014

CS-18,Class of 2001, Deceased on September 1, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A funeral service will be held on 9 Sep 2014 at 0930 hrs. at the Cadet Protestant Chapel. Inurnment will immediately follow the funeral service at the USAFA Cemetery. In the event of inclement weather the graveside service will be moved to the Memorial Pavilion. Condolences may be sent to his family in care of his wife, Ashley: Mrs. Ashley Schafer; 198 Betty Dr; Columbus, MS 39705-0322

Mr Henry Armstrong - Informed On: August 27, 2014

CS-22,Class of 1965, Deceased on August 23, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A memorial service will be held on 28 Aug 2014 at 1600 hrs. at St. Stephens Episcopal Church; 2310 N 56th St; Phoenix, AZ 85008-2611. His family has suggested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Heart Association; PO Box 742030; Los Angeles, CA 90074 www.heart.org