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Taps Sounded

Taps has been sounded for the following Veterans of the 1st Cavalry Division who have died within the past 13 months.

We provide information made available to the Association by our membership or gained from Families, friends, and/or obituaries. Those who were serving in the 1st Cavalry Division at the time of their death are indicated as an Active Duty Trooper. If you have information about the death of a Veteran of the 1st Cavalry Division please contact the webmaster.

We honor the passing of our friends and comrades in arms.

Last updated: 12 August 2019

July 2019
LAST NAME, Rank, First Name, Unit, Date. Date of Death
HARVEY, SGT Joel E., C Co, 2-5 CAV, 1968. 31 July 2019.
LEONARD, PVT Stacy H., 1CD, 1970-71. 1 July 2019.
MCNEIL, PFC Kenneth W., D Co, 1-8 CAV, 1966. 11 July 2019.
MOSS, CSM (RET) Homer R., HHC 2BDE & HHC, 1CDH, 1973. 24 July 2019. (Division CSM 1973-79)
NYE, SGT Daniel T., 1-9 CAV, 1967. 3 July 2019.
NETHERCUTT, SSG Matthew, D Co, 2-5 CAV, 1993. 17 July 2019.

June 2019
LAST NAME, Rank, First Name, Unit, Date. Date of Death
PUCKETT, SP4 Joseph A., C Co, 229 AVN. 8 June 2019.
STAUFFER, LTC (RET) Wallace J., A Co, 1-5 CAV, 1966; HHC, 1-5 CAV, 1978. 8 June 2019.

May 2019
LAST NAME, Rank, First Name, Unit, Date. Date of Death
BOHNSTENGEL, CPL Ervin L., A Btry, 82FA, 1943. 3 May 2019.
COPELLO, CSM (RET) Charles L., E Trp, 1-7 CAV, 1960. 7 May 2019.
GROVES, SPC Tyler J., 1CD, 2019. 11 May 2019. (Active Duty)
POTVIN, CW4 Robert F., 1BDE, 1966-67. 5 may 2019.
SHEFFIELD, SSG Walter L. Jr, 1-12 CAV, 1965. 30 May 2019.
SMITH, MAJ (RET) Cecil, C Trp, 1-9 CAV, 1969. 5 May 2019.
SPENCE, COL (RET) Thomas H., HHC, 1CDH, 1965; HHB, DIVARTY, 1975; HHC, 1CDH, 1977. 8 May 2019. (Division Chief of Staff 1977-78; Foundation Trustee)

April 2019
LAST NAME, Rank, First Name, Unit, Date. Date of Death
DURYEA, COL Lyman “Chan”, HHC & C Co, 2-7 CAV, 1966-67. 17 April 2019. (Association President, Vice President, and BOG 2005-April 2019)
LADOW, MAJ (RET) Sidney L., A Co, 27 Maint. Bn, 1968. 24 April 2019.

March 2019
LAST NAME, Rank, First Name, Unit, Date. Date of Death
ARBAUGH, CSM (RET), Thomas W., B Co, 4 CAV, 1953. 25 March 2019.
CHRIST, PV2 Nick, B Co, 2-7 CAV, 1966. 12 March 2019.
CROWDEN, PSG John D., G Co, 2-7 CAV 1951; G Co, 2-5 CAV, 1955; B Co, 1-12 CAV & 11 PATH, 1965. 22 March 2019.
IMSLAND, SPC Darrell E. J., HHC, 2-8 CAV, 1969-70. 22 November 2018.
MAYORAL, SGT Patrick, B Co, 13SIG, 2003-05; B Co, 2BSTB, 2005-08. 24 March 2019.
POYNTER, 1SG Ray E., B Co, 1-8 CAV, 1965. 25 March 2019.
STIVER, LTC (RET) Donald L., Jr., A Trp, 1-9 CAV, 1969-70, 31 March 2019.
WHITWELL, SPC Max T, 2ABCT, 2019. 12 March 2019. (Active Duty)

February 2019
LAST NAME, Rank, First Name, Unit, Date. Date of Death
BUTTRAM, SGT Carlos G., I Co, 3-8 CAV, 1951. 2 February 2019.
LEFEBVRE, LTC (RET) Louis R., D Co, 1-7 CAV, 1965. 24 February 2019.
LONDON, SSG Dennis C., B Co, 2-5 CAV, 1969. 26 February 2019.
MARKUSEN, 1LT Bruce R., HHC, 2-8 CAV, 1970. 17 February 2019.
MARTZ, 1LT Wallace C., A Trp, 1-9 CAV, 1966-67, 3 February 2019.
RAY, LTC (RET) John L., B Btry, 99th FA, 1950. 4 February 2019.
SHAKES, CSM (RET) Harry S., B Co, 7th CAV & 27th ORD, 1947. 9 February 2019.

January 2019
LAST NAME, Rank, First Name, Unit, Date. Date of Death
BLOSE, LTC (RET) Kenneth M., B Co, 1-7 CAV, 1950. 29 January 2019.
ELLINGER, MSG (RET) Archi E., D Co, 227 AVN, 1965. 30 January 2019.
GROOMS, PFC Dennis F., B Co, 2-7 CAV,. 9 January 2019.
LAKES, SPC Octavious D. Jr., 3BEB, 3ABCT, 2017. 14 January 2019. (Active Duty)
LANDSTAD, SP4 John T., D Co, 2-5 CAV, 1965. 5 January 2019.
ORTEGA, SPC Andrew S., 91st ENG, 1ABCT, 2017. 13 January 2019. (Active Duty)
MOWERY, SSG Frank l., A Btry, 61st FA, 1949-50. 13 January 2019.
VAN RAVENSWAAY, SP-4 Arlen, D Co, 2-5 CAV, 1969. 23 January 2019.
VANSANT, Trooper George, C Trp, 1-9 CAV, 1967-68. 12 January 2019.

December 2018
LAST NAME, Rank, First Name, Unit, Date. Date of Death
BILL, LTC (RET) Gary R., B Co, 15th TC. 17 December 2018.
CLOPTON, SP4 Larry, D Co, 1-7 CAV. 17 December 2018.
DANTZLER, LTC (RET) William (Dan), HHC, 1-9 CAV, 1966. 29 December 2018.
FINNEY, SGT Jerome (Jerry) D Co, 2-5 CAV, 1967-68. 25 December 2018.
KINNARD, CPT Raymond D., HSC, 15th MED, 1967-68. 25 December 2018.
LEVINE, 1LT Frederick I., A Co 8th ENG, 1945-46. 11 December 2018.
MOSER, CPL Art, HQ, 61st FA, 1953-54. 30 December 2018.
RIFE, Trooper Harold L., 2-8 CAV, 1967. 14 December 2018.
SCHELL, MAJ (RET) Charles P., C Co, 1-8 CAV, 1968. 21 December 2018.
SINDEL, 1LT Seth R., C Co, 1-50th INF, 1967. 29 December 2018.
TULFO, SFC Magno B., D Co., 2-5 CAV, 1968. 24 December 2018.

November 2018
LAST NAME, Rank, First Name, Unit, Date. Date of Death
ALEXANDER, SSG Robert N., H Co, 75th INF, 1970. 23 November 2018.
HACKNEY, COL (RET) Edward C., HHB, 1-77 FA, 1963; HHB, 1-21 FA, 1967. 4 November 2018.
HILDAGO, CPT Michael J., HHC, 1-12 CAV, 1951. 14 November 2018.
IMSLAND, SPC Darrell E. J., HHC, 2-8 CAV, 1969-70. 22 November 2018.
PRICE, CPT (RET) James A., A Co, 1-9 CAV. 21 November 2018.
YARBROUGH, SSG David F., 2-5 CAV, 1941-45. 26 November 2018.

October 2018
LAST NAME, Rank, First Name, Unit, Date. Date of Death
BARRERA, MSG (RET) Noe, HHC, 615th ASB & HHC, 1ACB, 2003-2008. 21 October 2018.
BOND, CPT Michael W., A Co, 1-9 CAV, 1967. 17 October 2018.
CLARK, MSG (RET) Val D., D Co, 1-227 AVN, 1988-91. 24 October 2018.
GRISHAM, LTC (RET) Robert H., Associate Member since 2009. 23 October 2018.
PERKINS, CW2 John P., B Btry, 99th FA, 1949. 11 October 2018
POWELL, SPC Ronald B., HHC, 8th ENG, 1969. 2 October 2018.
THOMPSON, SGT Scott, A Co, 1-5 CAV, 1968. 11 October 2018.
VANDAL, LTG Thomas P., DIVARTY. 7 October 2018.

September 2018
LAST NAME, Rank, First Name, Unit, Date. Date of Death
BREWER, SP-5 Randell J., HHC, 15th MED, 1967. 28 September 2018.
BURKLE, SGT Ronald E., D Co, 1-12 CAV, 1969-70. 9 September 2018 (Silver Star Recipient)
COOPER, SGT David M., 15th MED, 1970. 30 September 2018.
JARVIS, SP4 Stephen W., E Co, 1-8 CAV, 1968. 22 September 2018.
YOUNG, SP-4 James C., A Co, 1-5 CAV, 1965. 15 September 2018.

August 2018
LAST NAME, Rank, First Name, Unit, Date. Date of Death
BOOTH, COL (RET) James W. (Pete), HHT, 1-9 CAV, 1969. 22 August 2018. (Assoc. President 2008-2010; Advisory Counsel 2010-2018)
BOWEN, Trooper Ralph, F Trp, 5 CAV, 1943-45. 23 August 2018.
COMBS, PV2 Jerry B., D Co, 5-82 FA, 1963. 29 August 2018.
DOUGHERTY, SP-4 Charles W., B Co, 1-7 CAV & A Co 1-50 INF, 1967-68. 21 August 2018.
GREEN, PVT Herman L., A Co, 1-9 CAV, 1965. 12 August 2018.
HANLEY, PFC Richard L., A Co, 175th MP, 1951-52. 13 August 2018.
ORTIZ, SGT Raymond, A Co, 1-8 CAV, 1965. 5 August 2018. (DSC Recipient)
RUIZ, Trooper Ruben, 25 August 2018.
SMITH, SPC Sean C., 12 CAV, 1968-69. 22 August 2018.
TINSLEY, SFC (RET) Yolanda D., HHC, 3-227 AVN, 2006-08. 6 August 2018.

 

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