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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: 01 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.
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.
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.
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)
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.

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.

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.
BLEVINS, LTC (RET) Dean, HHB, DIVARTY, 1967; HHB 1-77 FA, 1968. 18 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.
GRIFFITH, COL (RET) J. Samuel, Cdr, HHC, 15th MED, 1970; DIV Surgeon, 1977. 11 July 2018
LECHNER, SGT George J., G Troop, 2-7 CAV. 18 July 2018.
MILLER, PFC M. Ross, A Co, 1-8 CAV, 1946. 5 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.
WALKER, SGT Claude W., H Co, 5 CAV, 1943. 18 July 2018.
WELLENREUTHER, SGT John M., A Co, 2-5 CAV, 1966. 13 July 2018.

June 2018
LAST NAME, Rank, First Name, Unit, Date. Date of Death
BOWERS, SSG RICHARD C., C Co, 2-8 CAV, 1966. 3 June 2018.
KING, 1SG (RET) Clyde R., B Co, 2-5 CAV, 1971-72. 28 June 2018.
LAWLER, Trooper Dennis F., B Co, 12 CAV, 1968. 14 June 2018.
RADKE, SFC Roy, M Co, 3-8 CAV, 1955; H Co, 2-8 CAV, 1956. 3 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.
DIAMARIA, SP5 Barry, A Btry, 1-77 FA, 1968. 3 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.
HRYDZIUSZKO, SSG Ron, A Co, 2-7 CAV, 1969. 4 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.
GARCIA, SGT Phillip G., B Co, 5-7 CAV, 1969. 18 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.

 

 

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