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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: 27 August 2020

August 2020
CHAPPELL, SGT Donald, 61st FA, 1952. 6 August 2020.
FERNANDEZ, SGT Elder, 553rd CSSB, 1st Sust Bde. 25 August 2020. (Active Duty)
HERNANDEZVARGAS, SPC Francisco G., 1-5 CAV, 2ABCT, 2017. 2 August 2020. (Active Duty)
RAMIREZ, MSG (RET) Joseph E. “Chaco”, E Co, 2-8 CAV, 1950-53. 18 August 2020. (Korean War POW)

July 2020
BEDSOLE, COL (RET) William K., A Co, 1-9 CAV, 1965 & 11th AVN, 1970. 2 July 2020.
FISHER, Trooper George M. Sr., B Co, 44th Tank Bn, 1945. 11 July 2020. (WWII & Korean War)
MEDESKI, Trooper John F. Jr., 1CD, 1944. 11 July 2020.
MORTA, PVT Mejor, 1-5 CAV, 2020. 17 July 2020. (Active Duty)
SPENCE, MG (RET) Clyde W., HHC 3rd BDE, 1971. 20 July 2020.

June 2020
BEALS, COL (RET) Bruce, S., 1-5 CAV, 1965; 2-8 CAV, 1968; 1-5 CAV, 1981; HHC, 2BDE, 1982. 17 June 2020.
MITCHELL, SFC (RET) John Jr., 8th CAV, 1950-53. 29 June 2020.
MORALES, PV2 Gregory S., 1st SUST BDE, 1CD, 2019. 19 June 2020. (Active Duty)
PEPE, SSG Matthew A., A Co., 228 AVN, 1965. 27 June 2020.
SHIFLET, SGT James W., A Btry, 2-19 FA & C Btry, 1-77 FA, 1973. 22 June 2020.

May 2020
BROWN, LTC (RET) James L., L Trp 3-8 CAV, 1950. 28 May 2020.
CHILDS, CPT Norman R., D Co, 2-7 CAV, 1969. 29 May 2020.
FRISCHE, 1LT James M., 1CD, 1965. 3 May 2020.
JUNOT, BG Arthur J., HHC, DISCOM, 1974. 21 May 2020. (Association Executive Director 1992-2002)
MORAND, COL (RET) Leon F, III., C & D Co, 1-12 CAV, 1970. 19 May 2020.
ROSECRANS, PFC Brandon S., 3rd ABCT, 2019. 18 May 2020. (Active Duty)
SCOGGINS, Trooper Byron, C co, 2-7 CAV, 1965. 4 May 2020.

April 2020
BEARD, SFC Fletcher, B Co, 1-9 CAV, 1966. 2 April 2020.
BERNAL, SP-4 Joseph E, C Co, 2-7 CAV, 1968. 30 April 2019.
BIEHL, 1LT Dana, D Co, 1-9 CAV. 7 April 2020.
BROOKS, SP-5 Bobby W., HSC,15th MED, 1965-66. 12 April 2020.
CHATTERTON, MSG Charles W., 15th AVN, 1960. 4 April 2020.
COX, MSG (RET) Troy A., HHC, 15TC, 1970. 15 April 2020.
DURAN, SP-4 Ignacio “Tony”, A Co, 1-7 CAV, 1971. 22 April 2020.
LARKIN, LTC (RET) Thomas B., 1CD Horse Detachment Trainer, 1984-1993. 25 April 2020.
MILNER, SP-4 Arthur F. Jr., C Co, 15 TC, 1968. 28 April 2020.
O’GRADY, LTC (Ret) George, B Co, 1-9 CAV, 1969. 2 April 2020.
POLEY, SP4 Clinton D., C Co, 1-7 CAV, 1965. 25 April 2020.
RICHARDSON, MAJ Charles E., 11th AVN GP, 1967. 20 April 2020.
SADDLER, CW4 Richard, 1CD Band, 1969-70. 17 April 2020.
STIFFLER, SSG Donald N., C Co, 8th CAV. 27 April 2020.
SWEAT, 1GS (RET) Richard L., A Btry., 1-21 FA, 1970 & B Btry., 1982. 24 April 2020.

March 2020
BENTLEY, Trooper Patrick, A Btry, 30 FA, 1965. 27 March 2020.
BOWERS, MAJ (RET) James J., HHB & B Btry, 1-77 FA, 1965; HHB, 1-77 FA, 1969. 14 March 2020.
DELACRUZ, SPC Freddy B. Jr., 2/8 CAV, 2019. 14 March 2020. (Active Duty)
HARPOLE, PFC Norman, HHT, 7th CAV, 1956. 5 March 2020.
LUEDKE, SGT Barry L., A Btry, 1-77 FA, 1968. 10 March 2020.
HILTY, SFC John, 1-227, 1ACB, 2019. 30 March 2020. (Operation Inherent Resolve)
McKOWN, CW4 (RET) William N., SVC Co, 7th CAV, 1946. 3 March 2020.
MENDEZ-COVARRUBIAS, SPC Juan, 1-227, 2019-2020. 11 March 2020. (Operation Inherent Resolve)
POST, MG (RET) Alton G., CDR, B Co, 1-7 CAV, 1950; HHC (S-4), 1-7 CAV, 1950. 2 March 2020.
SAWYER, SPC Christopher W., 1st ABCT, 2018. 5 March 2020. (Active Duty)
VAN DEURZEN, SGT John E., C Co, 1-21 FA, 1975. 1 March 2020.
WILGANOSKI, SGT August “Pat”, B Co, 1-12 CAV, 1968. 2 March 2020.
WILSON, CSM (RET) Robert E., D Co, 2-8 CAV, 1965; A Co, 2-7 CAV, 1969; HHC, 1CD, 1988. 3 March 2020. (Division CSM Nov 1988 – Feb 1991).

February 2020
ABRAM, SGT James E., C Co., 1-12th CAV, 1966-67. 12 February 2020.
BORDEN, SP-4 Harry E., 15th Admin Co, 1CD, 1960-62. 23 February 2020.
CUSHING, BG (RET) Thomas S., 1-7 CAV, 1958. 5 February 2020.
FANCHER, T-4 William A., A Btry, 61 FA, 1941; HHC, 61 FA, 1944. 11 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.
MASON, SFC W. Lowell, 27th MNT, 1951. 10 February 2020.
MILLER, Trooper Dale, 1CD, 1941-45. 22 February 2020.
SELL, PFC Harvey W., C Co & HHC, 5 CAV, 1951; 8 CAV, 1952. 6 February 2020.
STEIN, COL (RET) Henry J., Jr., 15TC, 1966; HHC, 229 AVN, 1968. 20 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.
HALL, SGT Maurice C., B Co, 1-8 CAV, 1968. 11 January 2020.
HARTELL, SFC Richard N., 1-7 CAV, 1968. 13 January 2020.
HENNIGAN, MAJ (RET) Mac K., B Co 2-19 FA. 20 January 2020.
JONES, 1SG (RET) John A., A Co, 19 FA, 1970. 3 Jan 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.
WINDHAM, SP-5 James C., 15 MED, 1965; C Co, 1-8 CAV, 1968. 4 January 2020.

December 2019
BRIDGETT, PFC Edward, A Co, 7th CAV, 1951. 11 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) Boyce, 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.
IZZO, SGT Anthony, HHC, 15 ADM, 1969. 16 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.
WHITNEY, SSG Edwin R., L Trp, 3-8 CAV, 1950 & A Co., 27 ORD, 1955. 25 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.
MILLER, 1SG (RET) Leo, HHC, 8th ENG, 1968. 29 June 2019
NIMMICH, Trooper Thomas M., C Co, 1-8 CAV, 1968. 16 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.
MUNSON, BG (RET) Jim, DIVARTY, 1969. 28 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)

 

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