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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: 25 February 2020

February 2020
ABRAM, SGT James E., C Co., 1-12th CAV, 1966-67. 12 February 2020.
FEATHERSTON, MAJ (Ret) Jimmy J., HHC, G-4, 1CD & HHC, FSSE, 1969. 5 February 2020.
GAILFOIL, SGT John R., A Co, 227 AVN, 1968; F Co, 9 CAV. 8 February 2020.

January 2020
ANDERSON, SP-4 William “Bill” K., C Co, 2-12 CAV, 1970-71. 30 January 2020.
CALVANO, SP-4 Don L., C Co, 1-8 CAV, 1965. 4 January 2020.
ENGLISH, SSG Talmadge Gene, C Company, 2-5th CAV, 1969-70. 25 January 2020.
LOORAM, LTC (Ret) James F. X., S-3, 1-7 CAV. 4 January 2020.
SILVERBERG, SGT Stanley S., HHB, 1-21 FA, 1968. 27 January 2020.
STRAND, CPT Melford ‘Mel” L., MD, 1CD, 1966. 9 January 2020.
TUTTLE, CW2 Fredrick M., C Trp., 1-9th CAV, 1968-69. 27 January 2020.

December 2019
DuBOIS, SP-4 James E., C Co., 1-7th CAV, 1965-66. 22 December 2019.
GODFREY, SFC (Ret) James T., HHC, 1-7th CAV, 1965-66. 28 December 2019.
GOLDSBERRY, CW4 James O., HHT, 1-9CAV, 1966. 7 December 2019.
KINCAID, SGT Charles E. “Bob”, C Co., 1-7th CAV, 1965-66. 25 December 2019.
MALLERY, 1SG (RET) Lawrence, HHC & A Co, 27th MNT, 1970. 12 December 2019.
McKINNEY, LTC (Ret) Boyse, HHC, 227 AVN, 1965-66. 9 December 2019.
MILLER, MAG (Ret) Paul V., A, 1-7 CAV & 15 REP, 1950. 5 December 2019.
POPE, SSG Billie G., D Co, 2-5 CAV & E Co, 9-1 CAV, 1966-67. 21 December 2019.
YOWELL, SP-5 Donald H., B Btry, 1/77FA, 1967. 31 December 2019.

November 2019
CONNELLY, SMA (RET) William A., B Co, 1-9 CAV, 1969. 24 November 2019. (6th Sergeant Major of the Army)
FUCHIGAMI, CW2 Kirk T., 1-227 AVN, 1ACB, 2019. 20 November 2019. (Active Duty – OP Freedom’s Sentinel)
GIBSON, SSG Robert E., B Btry, 71FA, 1948 & B Btry 77FA, 1949. November 2019.
KNADLE, CW2 David C., 1-227 AVN, 1ACB, 2019. 20 November 2019. (Active Duty – OP Freedom’s Sentinel)
ROSEN, SPC Craig, B Co, 27th BSB, 2008. 16 November 2019.

October 2019
LAST NAME, Rank, First Name, Unit, Date. Date of Death
DEROUEN, SP-4 Ron, HHC, 228AVN, 1965. 2 October 2019.
GREEN, SSG Kenneth S. Sr., E Co, 52 INF, 1968. 13 October 2019.
MURPHY, LTC (RET) James, HHC, G4, 1CD, 1975. 21 October 2019.
PEREZ, SGT Ernest R., H Co, 75th INF, 1969-70. 15 October 2019.
ROBERTS, SP-4 Barry, B Co, 27 MNT, 1970. 2 October 2019.
RUE, SGT Martin J., D Co, 2-8 CAV, 1966. 10 October 2019.
SCALZO, SSG Nicholas M., 3rd ABCT, 2019. 21 October 2019. (Active Duty)
SWEESY, CW2 (RET) Ryan C., FSC, 1-8 CAV, 2005; HHC, DSTB, 2006; HSC, 1CD, 2008. 26 October 2019

September 2019
LAST NAME, Rank, First Name, Unit, Date. Date of Death
BANAITIS, SGT Don, A Co, 1-12 CAV, 1968. 13 September 2019.
BERGER, MSG John H. Sr., C Co, 2-12 CAV, 1966 & HHC, 227 AVN, 1967. 28 September 2019. (Honorary SGM 12th Cavalry Regiment)
BLUNT, SP-4 Jim F., B Co, 2-12 CAV & B Co, 2-7 CAV, 1970-71. 22 September 2019.
LESLIE, Trooper Earnest A., 1CD, 1941-45. 19 September 2019. (WWII Veteran)
MCCOWEN, LTC (RET) William I., US Air Force, 1965. 28 September 2019.
ROWEKAMP, 2LT William, 61st FA, 1955. 12 September 2019. (DIVARTY Football Coach)
WEBBER, PFC Mason, 4-9 CAV, 2018. 05 September 2019. (Active Duty)

August 2019
LAST NAME, Rank, First Name, Unit, Date. Date of Death
ACKER, LTC (RET) Raymond A., HHC, 2BDE, 1976; HHC, 1BDE, 1978. 15 August 2019.
BRUER, CPT Carle E., HHC, 1-7 CAV, 1968. 17 August 2019.
GREENLEAF, SP-4 Frank T., B Co, 1-12 CAV, 1966. 29 August 2019.
MINTON, CSM (RET) Billy F., 1-77 FA, 1973; 1-19 FA, 1975; DIVARTY, 1984-86. 7 August 2019.
ROUSSEAU, SGT Richard J., C Co. 1-12 CAV, 1964. 21 August 2019.
WOLF, CPL William A., E TRP, 5 CAV. 12 August 2019.

July 2019
LAST NAME, Rank, First Name, Unit, Date. Date of Death
BOLES, Trooper. Sonny, 9 CAV. 24 July 2019.
HARVEY, SGT Joel E., C Co, 2-5 CAV, 1968. 31 July 2019.
HERBST, SSG David L., D Co, 2-12 CAV, 1965. 2 July 2019.
JAMES, CW3 (RET) Jesse L. (Chief), C Co, 1-9 CAV, 1969. 30 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.
VIERRA, SP4 Damien D., HSC, 15th MED BN, 1970-71, 31 July 2019

June 2019
LAST NAME, Rank, First Name, Unit, Date. Date of Death
BONCZYK, PFC Edward, A Co, 7 CAV, 1952. 7 June 2019.
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.
TAYLOR, SP-4 James E., D Co, 2-8 CAV, 1966. 11 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.
FOX, COL (RET) Eugene A., A Co, 2-12 CAV, 1965-66. 22 May 2019.
GROVES, SPC Tyler J., 1CD, 2019. 11 May 2019. (Active Duty)
HALL, MSG Donald C., K Co, 3-5 CAV, 1950. 15 May 2019.
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.
PROTAS, SGT Donald J., 215 CSB, 1971. 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.
KIMBALL, SSG James w., 229AVN, 3 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.
KLOET, COL (RET) Ronald G., HHC, 191ST MI, 1969. 7 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)
MOREY, SGT James G., D Co, 2-12 CAV, 1966. 30 January 2019.
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.

 

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