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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: 24 June 2021

July 2021

June 2021
EARL, MAJ (RET) Robert J., D Co, 1-5 CAV, 1947; M Co, 3-8 CAV, 1950. 1 June 2021.
GAUER, COL (RET) Ralph C., HHC, 312MI, 1977; CoS, 1CD, 1979. 3 June 2021.
LEDESMA, SP4 Juan M., C Co & D Co, 1-5 CAV, 1965-66. 16 June 2021.
MARTIN, PFC Roger M., B Co, 1-5 CAV, 1965. 22 June 2021.
PERKINS, SGM Robert S., 11th AVN, 1964. 6 June 2021.
RIO, PVT Roy S., D Co, 5th CAV, 1962. 1 June 2021.

May 2021
BROOME, 1SG (RET) Lee E., D 1-5 CAV, 1969. 10 May 2021.
BROWDER, SP4 Bruce F., B Co, 1-8 CAV, 1968-67. 18 May 2021.
FIX, SGT D. Lee, H Co, 75th INF, 1970. 12 May 2021.
HAGEMEISTER, LTC (RET) Charles C., HHC, 1-5th CAV, 1966-67. 19 May 2021. (Medal of Honor Recipient)
HEMPHILL, MG (RET) John A., CDR, 2-8 CAV, 1965. 21 May 2021.
JOHNSON, SFC (RET) Charles W., HHC, 1-7 CAV. 14 May 2021.
JOHNSON, SP4 Donald A., HHB, DIVARTY, 1965-66. May 2021.
MC CALL, SGT Donald R., C Co, 1-12 CAV, 1969-70. 2 May 2021.
SANDERS, SFC Robert M., B Co & HHC, 1-8 CAV, 1951. 14 May 2021. (Korean War)
SPRINGER, Trooper Clifford C., 1CD, 1968-70. 19 May 2021.

April 2021
ESSINGTON, CPL Gordon L., D Co, 1-8 CAV, 1951. 28 April 2021. (Occupation of Japan & Korean War)
FUSSELL, REV (SGT) Robert B., A Co, 1-5 CAV, 1968-69. 19 April 2021.
GILCHRIST, SGT Joseph L., HHC, 15 MED & E Co, 52 INF, 1967. 26 April 2021.
KELLEY, SP-5 Michael A., 27 MNT. 13 April 2021.
LOVELESS, Trooper Richard A., 1CD, 1948-52. 4 April 2021. (Korean War)
TAVEAU, LTC (RET) Horatio Sprague IV, A Co., 2-7th CAV, 1965-66; HHC & B Co, 2-7 CAV 1969. 19 April 2021.
WEST, SGT Herbert F., A Co, 1-5 CAV, 1968-69. 16 April 2021.

March 2021
LEIBY, SPC George F., B Co, 1-7 CAV, 1971. 8 March 2021.
MORRIS, LTC (RET) Hubert (Hugh), HHB, 2-20 FA, 1970. 20 March 2021.
RASCHER, Dr. James J., HHC, 2-8 CAV & 15th MED, 1967-68. 24 March 2021.
VILLARONGA, COL (RET) Raul G., B Co, 1-8 CAV, 1966-67. 20 March 2021.

February 2021
AHRENBERG, CPL Bill, 13th SIG, 1950. 6 February 2021.
BROYLES, CSM (RET) Jimmy L., H Co, 75th INF, 1971. 8 February 2021.
CARPENTER, CSM (RET) Allen G., LRRP, 1967-68. 10 February 2021.
DYE, Trooper Ronald W., 1CD, 1965-66. 3 February 2021.
FLANDERS, 1SG (RET) Sherman C., C Co 2-4 CAV, 1962 & A Co 2-7 CAV, 1966. 24 February 2021.
FLUKE, COL (RET) Eugene C., HHC & C Co 1-7 CAV, 1966-67. 19 February 2021.
GARDINER, Trooper Ferd Jr., C Co 229 AVN, 1964. 19 February 2021. (Florida Chapter President)
KING, SP4 Merrill, B Co, 8th ENG, 1984. 8 February 2021.
MCCAMENT, SP5 Wesley E., A Co 15TC, 1966. 5 February 2020.
MCCLURE, 1LT William M., HHC, 2-7 CAV, 1965-66. 15 February 2021.
RANGEL, SFC (RET) John, A Co, 1-7 CAV, 1964-66. 18 February 2021.
SCHULTZ, SP4 Joseph S., 15 ADM & A Co, 5-7 CAV, 1967-68. 26 February 2021.

January 2021
CLEARY, 1LT Brendan O., 2-15 ARM, 1964. 1 January 2021.
DELVALLE, CSM (RET) Eddie, HHC, 2-7 CAV & HHC 1-12 CAV, 2007-09. 6 January 2021.
DUREN, SFC (RET) Charles J., HHB, 99 FA, 1950. 26 January 2021. (Occupation of Japan & Korean War)
GILLETTE, LTC (RET) William P., D Co, 1-9 CAV & HHT, 1-9 CAV, 1965-66. 30 January 2021.
LETCHWORTH, LTC (RET) Robert, C Co, 1-9 CAV. 11 January 2021.
MATTHEWS, SGT David B., H Co, 75th INF, 1969. 9 January 2021.
O’BRIEN, SPC Peter P., HHB, 61st FA, 1954-55. 9 January 2021.
POMEROY, SSG (RET) William A., E Btry., 1-68th ADA, 1970-71. 16 January 2021.
SANTIAGO, MSG (RET) Pedro C., HHC, 15th MED, 1972. 30 January 2021.
SPEAKMAN, CSM (RET) Robert E., E Co, 1-12 CAV, 1962 & C Co., 1-8th CAV, 1965-66. 1 January 2021.
TRIVISONNO, SGT Jerry, C Co, 1-7 CAV, 1967. 29 January 2021.
TRUDEAU, TEC4 A. C. “Cliff”, 1 SIG Trp, 1946-48. 3 January 2021. (Ocupation of Japan)
WILKIE, SPC Richard E., H Co, 75th INF, 1968. 22 January 2021.

December 2020
AMAGLIANI, CSM (RET) Chris, CSM 3-227 AVN, 2006; CSM 615th ASB, 2008; CSM 1ACB, 2012. 20 December 2020.
BOTNEN, Trooper Robert H., A Co, 7-17 CAV, 1968-69; C Co, 7-17 CAV, 1972. 19 December 2020.
BURINGTON, SGT Kenneth D., C Co, 2-5 CAV, 1967. 28 December 2020.
CAMARILLO, SGT Castulo Jr., B Co, 2-7 CAV, 1966. 16 December 2020.
COOMBS, SSG Robert V., D Co, 1-9 CAV, 1965-67. 31 December 2020.
CREED, SP4 Ollie L., 27th MNT, 1967. 18 December 2020.
FITZGERALD, 1LT Lemuel W., HHC & A Co, 2-12 CAV, 1967-68. 9 December 2020.
GLICK, COL Steven A., 1-77 FA, 1969-70. 10 December 2020.
HUME, COL (RET) Donald S., 1CD, 1945. 31 December 2020. (WWII)
JACOBSON, SP4 Frederick “Gary”, B Co, 2-7 CAV, 1966. 1 December 2020.
MCDOWELL, SGT Donald G., 1CD, 1967. 6 December 2020.
MOZEY, LTC (RET) William B. Jr., C Co, 1-8 CAV, 1966. 20 December 2020.
REARDON, SGT James L., A Co, 2-5 CAV, 1966-67. 31 December 2020.
SMITH, SPC Robert A., B Co, 5-82nd FA, 1962. 20 December 2020.
SPENCER, Trooper Ronnie J., A Co, 2-12 CAV, 1970. 30 December 2020.

November 2020
CLINE, CPT Charles, A Btry, 2-20 ARA, 1968-69. 19 November 2020.
HARRIS, SGT Chuck, A Co, 1-5 Cav, 1969-70. 4 November 2020.
HART, LTC Joe P., HHC, G4, 1CD, 1989. 21 November 2020.
LOVELL, MSG James W., 1CD, 1945-46. 25 November 2020. (Imperial Palace Guard – Occupation of Japan)
SEEBA, 1LT Walter J., Cdr, E Co, 8 CAV, 1952 & HHC, 2/8 CAV, 1953. 13 November 2020.
STAFFON, MAJ (RET) Donald W., HHC, 1CD, 1983. 27 November 2020.
WEAVER, SGT William L., H Co, 75 INF, 1970. 25 November 2020.

October 2020
BOEM, Trooper Jerry W., 2-20 ARA, 1967-68. 26 October 2020.
COSHEY, SFC (RET) Donald J., C Co 5-7 CAV, 1943 & C Co 1-9 CAV 1965. 26 October 2020.
DEAN, SP4 Lawrence Grant, C Co 27 MNT, 1966. 8 October 2020.
GREEN, COL Tobin ‘Toby’, G-3, 1CD, 2006-07; Cdr, 1st BCT, 2008-2010. 27 October 2020.
HAWTHORNE, SGT Louise B., HHC, 68th CHEM & HHC, 312 MI, 1988. 29 October 2020.
HODGES, CW3 Jere C., HHC, 229 AVN, 1966. 30 October 2020.
MEYER, GEN (RET) Edward “Shy”, Bn Cdr, 2-5 CAV, 1965; DCO, 3BDE, 1965; BDE Cdr, 2BDE, 1969; CoS, 1CD, 1970. 13 October 2020. (Chief of Staff of the Army)
SIMON, SGT Frederick “Freddy”, A Co, 12 CAV, 1944. 25 October 2020 (WWII Veteran & Co-founder of Freddy’s Frozen Custard)
SMITH, SP4 Billy E., B Co, 1-7 CAV, 1965. 8 October 2020.
STEPHENS, PFC William M., A Co, 2-8 CAV, 1944. 17 October 2020.
WENTWORTH, COL (RET) Eugene ‘Gene’ G. Jr., HHC, DISCOM, 1972; Bn Cdr 15 ST, 1973; DIV-G4, 1975. 29 October 2020. (1CDA Trustee – Foundation & Museum)
ZILKA, CPT (RET) Richard K., H Co, 75 INF, C Co, 2-12 CAV, & D Co 1-12 CAV, 1971-72. 11 October 2020.

September 2020
BRADSHAW, LTC Edward G., CDR 15th Med Bn, 1965. 14 September 2020.
CHEE, PV2 Corlton L., 2-12 CAV, 1ABCT, 2020. 2 September 2020. (Active Duty)
DAVIS, SPC Louis C., B Co 1-8 CAV, 1968. 23 September 2020.
DYKES, SP4 Charles W., A Co, 2-5 CAV, 1967. 26 September 2020.
EDWARDS, SPC Dwight D., 1-12 CAV, 1965. 22 September 2020.
HENLEY, CPT Darryl E., 8 CAV & 9 CAV, 1963-64. 9 September 2020.
MABE, SP4 Edward A., B Co, 2-7 CAV, 1967. 18 September 2020.
SWANS, SGT Bennie, A Co, 1-5 Cav, 1968-69. 19 September 2020.

August 2020
CAMPBELL, PFC Robert W., HHC, 11th AVN Grp, 1967-68. 14 August 2020.
CHAPPELL, SGT Donald, 61st FA, 1952. 6 August 2020.
FERNANDEZ, SGT Elder, 553rd CSSB, 1st Sust Bde. 25 August 2020. (Active Duty)
FOPPES, PFC Ernest J., A Co, 8th ENG & 5th CAV, 1948. 1 August 2020. (Occupation of Japan & Korean War)
FOWLER, Trooper James F., A Co, 1-8 CAV, 1965. 7 August 2020.
HANEY, Trooper Dennis L., 1CD, 1969-72. 18 August 2020.
HERNANDEZVARGAS, SPC Francisco G., 1-5 CAV, 2ABCT, 2017. 2 August 2020. (Active Duty)
HOSAFROS, CW2 (RET) Max W., B Btry, 2-20 ARA, 1970. 18 August 2020.
LANMAN, SP4 Joseph F., 1-8 CAV, 1957. 9 August 2020.
MOORE, SP5 Ronald E., HHC, 8th ENG, 1967. 11 August 2020.
RAMIREZ, MSG (RET) Joseph E. “Chaco”, E Co, 2-8 CAV, 1950-53. 18 August 2020. (Korean War POW)
WINCZ, SGT John D., 1-30 FA, 1968. 7 August 2020.

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)
GOEDKEN, CPL Francis “Frank” P., HHB, 99 FA, 1953-54. 16 July 2020. (Last Cav survivor of the Toya Maru)
MEDESKI, Trooper John F. Jr., 1CD, 1944. 11 July 2020.
MORTA, PVT Mejor, 1-5 CAV, 2020. 17 July 2020. (Active Duty)
SHARPLES, SFC (RET) Karl W., 1-8 CAV, 1949-51. 5 July 2020.
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.
BROWN, WO Ricky C., C Co, 1-7 CAV & A Co, 1-7 CAV, 1970-71. 12 May 2020.
CHILDS, CPT Norman R., D Co, 2-7 CAV, 1969. 29 May 2020.
CHITTENDEN, COL (RET) Warde P., HHC & A Co, 2-7 CAV, 1966. 29 May 2020.
FRISCHE, 1LT James M., 1CD, 1965. 3 May 2020.
HATTERSLEY, MSG (RET) Roger K., D Co, 1-12 CAV, 1966. 5 May 2020. (Distinguished Service Cross Recipient)
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.

 

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