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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.

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

Last updated: 11 October 2018

October 2018
LAST NAME, Rank, First Name, Unit, Date. Date of Death
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)
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
BOWEN, Trooper Ralph, F Trp, 5 CAV, 1943-45. 23 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.
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.

July 2018
LAST NAME, Rank, First Name, Unit, Date. Date of Death
ANTONELLIS, SP-4 Pasquale “Pat”, HHP, 1-77 FA & HHT, 5-82 FA, 1963. 6 July 2018.
AVILLIONO, Trooper Frank J., 29 July 2018.
CANTU, SP-4 Vincent F., B Co 1-7 CAV, 1965. 6 July 2018.
GRIFFITH, GEN (RET) Ronald H., HHC, 1CD, 1984-86; HHC 1CD, 1988-89. 18 July 2018.
LECHNER, SGT George J., G Troop, 2-7 CAV. 18 July 2018.
ORIENT, SP-4 Joseph T., HHC, 8th ENG, 1965. 7 July 2018.
RICHARD, CPL Emile D., SVC Co, 7 CAV, 1950. 30 July 2018.
ROMINGER, CSM (RET) James R., 13th SIG (1967-68) & DIVARTY (1972-75). 13 July 2018.
SALINAS, PFC Fred, A Co, 12 CAV. 18 July 2018.

June 2018
LAST NAME, Rank, First Name, Unit, Date. Date of Death
KING, 1SG (RET) Clyde R., B Co, 2-5 CAV, 1971-72. 28 June 2018.
TECKENBROCK, Trooper Arthur R., 7 CAV. 14 June 2018.

May 2018
LAST NAME, Rank, First Name, Unit, Date. Date of Death
BYARS, PFC Clifford R., 13th SIG, 1951. 28 May 2018.
DIAFERIO, SGT Michael F., HHC, 228 AVN, 1969. May 2018.
HARRELL II, SGT Phillip A., HHC, 2-12 CAV, 2009. 1 May 2018.
HAWLK, BG (RET) Robert C., HHC, 27 MNT, 1969. 12 May 2018.
LaPORTE, SP-5 (RET) Joseph J., 6-14 FA, 1-7 CAV, 1-21 FA, 1965-66. 30 May 2018.
NELSON, SGT Ronald W., 5-7 CAV, 1966-67. 6 May 2018.
SHOOPMAN, SSG Terry E., D Co, 2-8 CAV, 1968. 12 May 2018.
SHORT, CPL Ted W., B Co, 1-7 CAV, 1950. 1 May 2018.
TESSANNE, PVT Wallace W., A Co, 227 AHB, 1968-69. 27 May 2018.

April 2018
LAST NAME, Rank, First Name, Unit, Date. Date of Death
BRAUN, SP-4 Hilmar R., B Co, 2-7 CAV, 1965. 11 April 2018.
HASTINGS, SFC William K., HSC, 15th MED BN, 1967-68. 13 April 2018.
HEALY, MG Michael D. “Iron Mike”, 1CD, Japan. 28 April 2018.
HUEN, 1SG (RET) Ralph G., 1CD. 22 April 2018.
HOOKER, 1LT Cloyd “Val”, 7th CAV, 1956-57. 19 April 2018.
MCNAMARA, CPT Homer C., A Co, 1-7 CAV. 18 April 2018.
NOLEN, SPC Glen E., B Co, 61st FA, 1952. 7 April 2018.
PARSLEY, Trooper Thomas E., 1-7 CAV, 1970-71. 6 April 2018.
VIANO, Trooper Richard J., 1CD Band, Tokyo. 9 March 2018
WOODLEY, SGT Clinton A., G Troop, 7th CAV, 1940-45. 4 April 2018.

March 2018
LAST NAME, Rank, First Name, Unit, Date. Date of Death
CHAVEZ, Trooper Ben E., D Co, 3-32 ARM, 1990-91. 13 March 2018.
DE LAY, CDR (Ret, USN) Paul R., 1CD, 1944. 15 March 2018.
DOUBEK, CSM (Ret) Leon B., HHC, 3rd BDE, 1967. 24 March 2018.
LITTON, LTC (Ret) James L., D Co, 1-7 CAV, A Co, 1-7 CAV, C Co, 1-7 CAV, 1965-66. 22 March 2018.
OWENS, SSG Freddie J., A Co, 1-5 CAV, 1965. 30 March 2018.
RUIZ, SGT Robert, A Co, 1-5 CAV, 1968. 22 March 2018.
SOLTIS, PFC Edward F., A Co, 1-5 CAV, B Co, 1-5 CAV, 1965-66. 31 March 2018.
VASSAR, PV2 Colton E., 1-9 CAV, 2016-2018. 1 March 2018. (Active Duty Trooper)
WHIGHAM, CW3 Charles E., B Co, 1-9 CAV, 1965. 13 March 2018.
WOLFF, SPC Devon M., 1-12 CAV, 2016-2018. 3 March 2018. (Active Duty Trooper)

February 2018
LAST NAME, Rank, First Name, Unit, Date. Date of Death
BREWER, MAJ (Ret) Alvie L., HHC, DISCOM & 1CD Band, 1965. 7 February 2018.
COBB, SFC Michael V., B Co, 615th ASB, 2006-2008. 1 February 2018.
FLOWERS, SP-5 Kenneth R., 15th MED BN. 9 February 2018.
GLASSFORD, CPT Gary W., C Trp, 1-9 CAV, 1971-1972. 1 February 2018.
GOEMMER, CPT James S., C Co, & A Co, 1-21 FA, 1968-1969. 7 February 2018.
HEIM, SFC (Ret) Dennis A., DIV Master Gunner, 1988. 12 February 2018.
KIEHN, PVT Irving L., A Co, 5th CAV, 1943. 6 February 2018.
MAYFIELD, CPL Harold J., A Co, 5 CAV, 1950. 8 February 2018.
MOORE, SGT Dennis M., E Co 52nd INF, 1967. 23 February 2018.
PARRISH, LTC (Ret) Robert D., C Co, 1-5 CAV, 1970. 16 February 2018.
REYES, SGM (Ret) Roy C., B Co, 2-7 CAV, 1969. 2 February 2018.
SCHWARZ, CW2 John R., C Co, 1-9 CAV, 1970. 16 February 2018.

January 2018
LAST NAME, Rank, First Name, Unit, Date. Date of Death
BROWN, LTC (Ret) Norvel Glen ‘N. G.’, C Co, 2-20 ARA, 1968. 8 January 2018.
BRYCE, MSG Joe H., HHC, 1CD, 1947; 16th RCN, 1949. 12 January 2018.
COMPTON, SGT Tyler, D., 1-12th CAV, 2017-18. 18 January 2018. (Active Duty Trooper)
DEFOREST, Trooper Robert F. Jr., 5th CAV, 1957-58. 23 January 2018.
MERRITT, GEN (Ret) Jack N., CDR, DIVARTY, 1972; CoS, 1CD, 1974; ADC, 1CD, 1975. 4 January 2018.
SHEETS, SGT Timothy L., 1CD. 1 January 2018.
SPILLER, COL (Ret) Robert E., S3, HHC, 2BDE, 1965; G4, HHC, 1CD, 1966. 13 January 2018.
SYKES, SFC (Ret) Alexander T., A Co, 1-5 CAV, 1949; B Btry, 61 FA, 1954. 1 January 2018.

December 2017
LAST NAME, Rank, First Name, Unit, Date. Date of Death
LOEB, SSG Doug, C Co, 2-5 CAV, 1976. 31 December 2017.
MEADE, SGT Richard E., B Co, 1-8 CAV, 1967. 9 December 2017.
O’CONNELL, SGT Larry G., C Btry, 1-21 FA, 1969. 15 December 2017.
REIDA, SGT Ben A., B Co, 8th ENG, 1968. 26 December 2017.
SIMPSON, Trooper Ron, B Btry, 1-30 FA, 1968-69. 17 December 2017.
VANVLACK, Trooper John W., D Co, 1-9 CAV, 1966. 9 December 2017.

November 2017
LAST NAME, Rank, First Name, Unit, Date. Date of Death
FRANKS, SPC Thomas J., 1-227 AVN REG., 2000. 24 November 2017.
MORRIS, 1LT Richard A., A Co, 2-5 CAV, 1967. 21 November 2017.
VEIGA, MSG Jorge L. Jr., A Co, 615th ASB, 1ACB. 17 November 2017.

October 2017
LAST NAME, Rank, First Name, Unit, Date. Date of Death
BAILEY, SGT John F., C Co, 2-12 CAV, 1969. 23 October 2017.
BICE, SGT Kenneth H., 603 Tank BN, 1943. 22 October 2017.
BRAUNSTEIN, PFC Ralph E., A Co, 7 CAV, 1941. 13 October 2017.
FIZZELL, CW3 (Ret) Jon A., 1-30 FA. 22 October 2017.
HALL, Trooper R. Dean, 1CD. 13 October 2017.
MCBRIDE, 1LT John P., E Co, 7 CAV, 1950. 20 October 2017.
MONTERO, CPL John, E/HHC 2-12 CAV, 1945-46. 30 October 2017.
SAND, PFC Warren R., A Btry, 61st FA, 1953. 27 October 2017.
STAPLETON, SP-5 James A., C Co, B Co, & A Co, 229 AVN, 1966-67. 20 October 2017.
TOOMEY, SPC Luke H., 2-12 CAV, 2017. 24 October 2017.
TROTT, SPC Mansie, C Co, 2-7 CAV, 1968-69. 22 October 2017.

 

 

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