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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: 28 March 2022

April 2022

March 2022
MEITL, SPC Joseph M., 2-82 FA, 3 ABCT 2022. 10 March 2022

February 2022
ABBOTT, SGT William M., Co H, 75INF, 1969-70. 28 February 2022.
BARRETT, COL (RET) Frederick T., HHC, G-2, 1CD, 1968-69. 20 February 2022.
BYRD, SSG William A., C Co, 1-9 CAV, 1965. 5 February 2022.
DINKEL, SGT Jared T., D Co, 1-5 CAV, 2017. 6 February 2022.
ERCOLANO, SGT Emil A., C Co, 2-7 CAV, 1968-69. 4 February 2022.
FRIDRYCH, SP5 Richard A., D Co, 227 AVN, 1966-67. 10 February 2022.
STOKES, LTC (RET) Ronald J., B Co 27 MNT & DISCOM, 1968-69. 15 February 2022.
WELLS, MSG Bernard J., Co E, 52INF, 1967-68. 20 February 2022.

January 2022
ADAMS, SGT Richard L., C Co, 2-7 CAV, 1968-69. 16 January 2022.
ANDERSON, SGT Arden “Andy”, B Co, 2-7 CAV, 1968-69. 3 January 2022.
BLEICHWEHL, COL Scott, HHC, 1CD, 2005. 8 January 2022.
GRISANTI, SGT Mario D., A Co 1-5 CAV, 1969-70. 20 January 2022.
HOLEWA, SSG Stanley, B Co, HHC, & A Co, 13 SIG, 1983-85. 13 January 2022.
MAXWELL, 1LT Gordon K., 15 SS, 1968. 25 January 2022.
MCGUIRE, SSG Paul H., HMS, 27th MNT, 1968-70. 5 January 2022.
OLIVER, SP4 Nathaniel Q., D Co, 15 TC, 1969. 24 January 2022.

December 2021
ALVAREZ, SSG Victor M., 545 MP Co, 1968-70. 4 December 2021.
BARRY, CPT Edward, A Co, 227 AVN, 1971. 3 December 2021.
GRIDER, CPL Edgar L., C Co, 77 FA, 1950. 11 December 2021.
HEWITT, CSM (RET) Southern W., “Buddy”, A Co, 1-7 CAV, 1965-66. 6 December 2021.
HOLBROOKS, SGT Larry D., HHC, 1CD, 1966-67. 22 December 2020.
O’DONNELL, SP5 Michael K., A Co, 1-9 CAV, 1966-67. 23 December 2021.
RAY, MAJ (RET) Marion n., C Btry, 2-20 ARA 1970-71. 11 December 2021.

November 2021
BEARDSLEY, LTC (RET) Stephen G., A Co, 1-9 CAV, 1965-66. 2 November 2021.
CHAPPELEAR, SP-4 Charles G., B Co, 2-12 CAV, 1965-66. 6 November 2021.
CLELAND, CPT Max, A Co 13 SIG, 1967 & HHC 2-12 CAV, 1968. 9 November 2021.
CURTIS, PFC Eugene R., C Co, 1-7 CAV, 1971-72. 8 Navember 2021
FISKEN, SGT L. John, C Co, 1-7 CAV, 1967-68. 16 November 2021.
HERNANDEZ, CSM (RET) Jose A., 545 MP CO, 1969-75. 6 November 2021.
MCMAHON, CPT Robert W., B Co, 2-5 CAV, HHC 2BDE, HHC 1CD, 1965-66. 12 November 2021.
SCHRODER, MSG (RET) Richard L., B Co, 15 MED, 1969. 19 November 2021.
VROMAN, SGT Russell C., HHC, 8 CAV, 1953-55. 14 Navember 2021.

October 2021
BURNS, 1LT Charles K., H Btry, 1-77 FA, 1970-71. 20 October 2021.
FLANAGAN, MAJ (RET) John E., B Co, 1-9 CAV, 1967. 14 October 2021.
GULLEY, SSG Marshall, D Co, 1-9 CAV, 1966; C Co, 1-9 CAV, 2001; B Co, 2-8 CAV, 2006. 1 October 2021.
HIPPLE, SP5 “Doc” Percy, C Co, 1-9 CAV, 1968-69. 29 October 2021.
HOCKIN, SPC Maxwell, 91st ENG BN, 1ABCT, 2018. 9 October 2021. (Active-Duty)
HUGHES, COL (RET) David R., K Co, 3-7 CAV, 1950. 14 October 2021. (Distinguished Service Cross)
LORD, CH (COL RET) Bill, HHC, 1-12 CAV, 1965-66. 15 October 2021.
LYONS, SGT Rhett R., B Co, 1-12 CAV, 1968. 10 October 2021.
MOELLER, Trooper William M., C Co, 9 CAV. 16 October 2021.
NATTRASS, SFC (RET) Eric, A Co, 15 TC, 1970-71. 21 October 2021.
ODIERNO, GEN (RET) Raymond T., HHB, DIVARTY, 1CD, 1995-97. 8 October 2021. (DIVARTY CDR, 1995-1997; 38th Chief of Staff of the Army, 2011-2015)
RANDLEMAN, SGT Robert K., C Co, 1-5 CAV, 1969. 21 October 2021.
VINGLISH, SP-4 Mark, D Co, 1-12 CAV, 1970-71. 26 October 2021.

September 2021
BOBOCK, SSG (RET) Gilbert E., B Co, 2-12 CAV, 1965-66. 27 September 2021.
BROWN, SP4 Allen J., 25ID Scout Dog Platoon, 1966. 29 September 2021.
CHESSON, CPT Richard K., B Co, 1-9 CAV, 1969. 13 September 2021.
COTTON, CSM (RET) A.C., HHC, 1CDH, Division CSM 1984. 7 September 2021.
DAVIS, MAJ (RET) Bruce A., B Co, 1-8 CAV, 1939; HHC, 1CD, 1948. 21 September 2021.
GENTRY, SGT George C., H Co, 75INF, 1970-71. 24 September 2021.
HOGEBOOM, Trooper Edward P., C Trp, 9 CAV. 27 September 2021.
KNOX, LTC Dean W., A Co, 2-12 CAV, 1965. 6 September 2021.
MARKOVICH, SGT Dale M., H Co & E Co, 75INF, 1967-68. 9 September 2021.
MARTINEZ, SGT Francine, 1CD, 2019-2021. 16 September 2021. (Active Duty)
McCORMICK, SP4 Patrick L., C Co, 1-7 CAV, 1964-66. 3 September 2021.
McGRAW, SGT William F., A Co, 2-8 CAV, 1965-66. 11 September 2021.
SOLLENBERGER, CPL Earl W., A Co, 1-7 CAV & HHT 1-7 CAV, 1951-57. 26 September 2021. (Korean War)
STEIN, LTC (RET) Joel R., HHT, 1-9 CAV 1965. 26 September 2021.
WILDER, COL (RET) W. Bruce, A Btry 2-20 FA, 1965-66. 15 September 2021.

August 2021
BASKIN, SFC (RET) Claud, B Co, 1-9 CAV, 1963. 7 August 2021.
BREIDENBACH, Trooper Donald, 1CD, 1950. 6 August 2021.
CARGILE, LTC (RET) Eugene D., H Co, 1-12 CAV. 25 August 2021.
DILLER, CW2 Ronald E., B Co, 227 AVN & HHC, 227 AVN, 1969-1970. 7 August 2021.
DOCTOR, 1SG (RET) Alan S., 27 ORD, B Co 1-8 CAV, & HHC 8 CAV, 1950-51. 30 August 2021.
FOPPES, PFC Ernest J., A Co, 8th ENG & 5th CAV, 1948. 1 August 2020. (Occupation of Japan & Korean War)
FORD, 1LT Stephen E., HHC & B Co, 1-12 CAV, 1968-69. 17 August 2021.
JOHNSON, CPT Scott, C Co, 1-7 CAV, 1968. 13 Aug 2021.
KELLY, CPL Alan B., 16 RECON, 1952. 3 August 2021.
LAINE, SP-4 Russell B., D Co, 2-5 CAV, 1970-71. 6 August 2021.
MAYFIELD, SP4 Dennis V., Co 1-8 CAV, 1966. 13 August 2021.
MCKINLEY, SSG (RET) Robert B., 17 AVN, 1964; HSC 15th MED, 1967-68. 18 August 2021.
PACE, SP-5 John C., HHC, G-3, 1CD, 1967-68. 30 August 2021.
PATTON, SP4 W. Robert, B Co, 27 MNT, 1965-66. 7 August 2021.
SHEATHELM, SGT Glenn H., HHB 2-19 FA, 1966; D Co 1-8 CAV, 1967. August 2021.
SIZEMORE, SP4 James J., A Co, 15 MED, 1962-63. 22 August 2021.
TOUCHTON, CPT John E., HHC, 1CD, 1980. 24 August 2021.
WRIGHT, PFC Jeffrey, A Co 2-5 CAV, 1968. 9 August 2021.

July 2021
BEAN, Trooper Jim, A Btry, 1-30 FA, 1969-70. 19 July 2021.
BUTLER, COL (RET) Douthard, 229 AVN, 1965 & ARTY, 1962. 10 July 2021.
CHAMBERS, SPC Calvin D., C Co, 2-12 CAV, 1970-71. 1 July 2021.
CLARK, SGT Richard E., F Co, 5 CAV, 1950-51. 24 July 2021.
CRESPI, SFC (RET) John J., 2-7 CAV, 1960; HSC 15th MED, 1967-68. 06 July 2021.
DUMAIS, SGT Richard R., B Co, 228 AVN & 362 AVN, 1970-71. 25 July 2020.
HERNANDEZ, SSG Carlos, B Co, 8 ENG, 1948. 13 July 2021.
HOLDERREAD, SGT Donavon N., HHC & C Co, 1-12 CAV, 1969-1970. 31 July 2021.
KEMP, SFC James C., HHC, 1CD, 1951. 26 July 2021.
LOVEJOY, Trooper Joseph “Butch” Lovejoy, A Co, 1-5 CAV, 1969-70. 21 July 2021.
RIDGE, SGT Francis X., HHC, 2BDE, 1968. 26 July 2021.

June 2021
BUTORYAK, T-3 Frank, HHB 99FA, 1943. 23 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.
JONES, SGT Gordon E., C Co, 1-9 CAV, 1966. 17 June 2021.
LEDESMA, SP4 Juan M., C Co & D Co, 1-5 CAV, 1965-66. 16 June 2021.
MARRS, SGT Everett, 1-7 CAV, 1968. 29 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.
COURCHANE, SGT David C., B Btry., 2-20 ARA, 1966-68. 24 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.
MARSHALL, CPT Robert A., B Trp., 1-9th CAV, 1968-69. 8 May 2021.
MAUZY, SP-4 Don A., D Co, 1-7 CAV, 1966-67. 31 May 2021.
MC CALL, SGT Donald R., C Co, 1-12 CAV, 1969-70. 2 May 2021.
PRINCE, BG (RET) Howard, II, Cdr B Co, 5-7 CAV, 1967-68. 19 May 2021. (President of the 5th Battalion, 7th Cavalry Association)
PUTNAM, William ‘Randy’, C Co, 227 AVN, 1969-70. 8 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.
WHITE, Trooper Ira, A Co, 1-77FA, 1948-51. 4 May 2020.

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.
JANES, LTC (RET) Ray H., HHT, 1-9 CAV, 1969. 29 April 2021.
KELLEY, SP-5 Michael A., 27 MNT. 13 April 2021.
LOVELESS, Trooper Richard A., 1CD, 1948-52. 4 April 2021. (Korean War)
SPRINGER, SP4 Robert E., A & E Co, 1-5 CAV & HHC, 1CD, 1969-70. 21 April 2021.
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.
WILHELM, COL (RET) David, A Co, 1-9 CAV. 11 April 2021.

March 2021
BRADLEY, SP4 Aron, 1-77FA, 1965-66. 30 March 2021.
HAYES, CSM (RET) Douglas B., K Co, 7 CAV, 1953; 2-7 CAV & 1-9 CAV, 1971; 1CD, 1977-83. 4 March 2021 (Division CSM 77-83)
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.
SHURLEY, SGT Michael, 5-7 CAV, 1967-68. 18 March 2021.
VILLARONGA, COL (RET) Raul G., B Co, 1-8 CAV, 1966-67. 20 March 2021.
WOODSON, Trooper Charles E., 1CD, 1968. 24 March 2021.

 

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