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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: 30 April 2018

April 2018
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.
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
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)
WOLFF, SPC Devon M., 1-12 CAV, 2016-2018. 3 March 2018. (Active Duty Trooper)

February 2018
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
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
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
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.

September 2017
LAST NAME, Rank, First Name, Unit, Date. Date of Death
BLAKE, SGT Peter W., 371st ASA, 1970. 15 September 2017.
BUCCHIONI, SGT Barry N., A Co, 229AVN, 1968. 24 September 2017.
CARLSON, BG (Ret) William E., A Co, 1-21 FA, 1966. 2 September 2017.
COY, Trooper David L., 1CD. 2 September 2017.
INDERDAHL, MSG (Ret) Howard K., HHB, 61st FA, 1950. 12 September 2017.
KIMES, SP-4 Curtis R., Co E, 52nd INF, 1967. 3 September.
PFLUGLER, SP-4 Ronald D., D Co, 1-8 CAV, HHC, 3rd BDE, 1970-71. 1 September 2017.
SCHIELD, SP-4 Melvin R., B Co, 8th ENG, 1951. 7 September 2017.
KINNEY, SFC (Ret) Charles M., C Co, 2-7 CAV, 1965. 25 September 2017.
MCGINNIS, SP-4 James, C Co, 1-7 CAC, 1967. 18 September 2017.
STRICKLAND, SSG (Ret) Guy, 1CD, 20 September 2017.
SUNDT, LTC (Ret) Richard S., 1-21 FA, 1965. 13 September 2017.
WOLLGRAMM, Trooper Eckhard, 1CD. 28 September 2017.

August 2017
LAST NAME, Rank, First Name, Unit, Date. Date of Death
BAUGHMAN, SGT John G., H Co, 2-5 CAV, 1951. 15 August 2017.
BROOKS, SFC Michael L., F Co, 2-8 CAV, 1951; HHC, 2-8 CAV, 1958. 24 August 2017.
EDMOND, PFC Robert, Associate Member. 7 August 2017.
FELLER, Trooper Michael L. F Co, 51st INF, O Co, 75th INF. 21 August 2017.
FERNANDEZ, CPL Thomas J., 15th SS, 1969. 31 August 2017.
FORTINO, CPL Placido S., HHC, 1CD, 1944. 22 August 2017.
GRINNELL, LTC (Ret) Jay W., 1-12 CAV & 2-19 FA, 1970. 8 August 2017.
KELLER, SPC Keat, 1CD. 6 August 2017.
MARTIN, CW4 (Ret) Arthur, HSC, 15th MED, 1967-68. 5 August 2017.
MCCASLIN, CPT William A. C Btry, 2-20th ARA, 1968-69. 23 August 2017.
SILVER, COL (Ret) Benjamin S., HHC, 228 AVN (Bn CDR), HHC, 1CD (G-4), HHC, DISCOM (CDR), 1965-66; HHC, 1CD (ADC), 1971-72. 26 August 2017.

July 2017
LAST NAME, Rank, First Name, Unit, Date. Date of Death
BLAIR, COL (Ret) John M., HHC, 229 AVN, 1966. 21 July 2017.
BROWN, Trooper Lawrence D., 7th CAV. July 2017.
KENNEDY, CSM (Ret) Lawrence E., HHT 1-9 CAV, 1965; HHC, 1CD, 1970-71; 30 July 2017. (Division CSM – 1970-71)
LIVINGSTON, LTC (Ret) George D., 1-7 CAV, 1-5 CAV, 2BDE, HHC, 1CD, 1966. 16 July 2017.
LOVELL, SSG Snthony R. 1-7 CAV, 2015-17. 3 July 2017. (Active Duty Trooper)

June 2017
LAST NAME, Rank, First Name, Unit, Date. Date of Death
ANTON, LTC (Ret) William T., Co H, 75th INF, 1971. 15 June 2017.
BUSSEY, SP4 James E., 1CD, 1953. 11 June 2017.
CHAMBERS, LTG (Ret) Andrew P., HHC, 8th CAV, 1962; HHC, 1-12 CAV, 1967; HHC, 1CD, 1980; CDR, HHC, 1CD, 1982-84. June 2017. (Division CDR – 1982-84)
DIMMICK, 1CG (Ret) Robert L., A Co 13th SIG, 1970. 13 June 2017.
FOUTS, SFC (Ret) John D. 13th SIG, 1984-1985. 30 June 2017.
GEROME, SGT Gerald, B Co, 1-7 CAV, 1949. 16 June 2017.
LOVE, CSM (Ret) Johnnie E., H Co, 2BCT & HHC, 1-9 CAV, 1970-72. 20 June 2017.
SHOEMAKER, GEN (Ret) Robert M., CDR, HHC, 1-12 CAV, CDR, HHT, 1-9 CAV, 1965; CoS, HHC, 1CD, 1969; CDR, HHC, 1CD, 1973-75. 21 June 2017. (Division CDR – 1973-75)

May 2017
LAST NAME, Rank, First Name, Unit, Date. Date of Death
BORSUK, SP-5 Stuart, HHC, 3rd BDE, 1968. 15 May 2017.
BULLARD, SSG Jon M., 82nd FA, 2017. 14 May 2017.
DENMAN, SGT Nicholas W., B Co, 3-18 FA, 1966. 13 May 2017.
NELSON, Trooper Stanton J. 1CD. 24 May 2017.
STUMP, MAJ (Ret) Donald E., B Co, 2-12 CAV, 1965-66. 30 May 2017.
WEAVER, MSG (Ret) Maurice M. HHC, 1CD, 1960. 8 May 2017.

April 2017
LAST NAME, Rank, First Name, Unit, Date. Date of Death
ANANOU, SPC David F., B Trp., 2nd BN, 5th CAV, 1ABCT, 2016. 16 April 2017. (Active Duty Trooper)
BRELAND, CPL Tillis M. Sr., 1st CAV DIV, 1941. 1 April 2017.
DONNALLY, SGT Michael S., E Co, 2nd BN, 5th CAV, 1969. 12 April 2017
HAASE, SGT John H. HHC, 15th ADM, C Co, 1-5 CAV, 1969. 16 April 2017.
HOOKER, LT Cloyd ‘Tal’, 7th CAV, 1956-57. 19 April 2017.
KING, Trooper. Larry E., 1st CAV DIV, 1954-56. 6 April, 2017.
MAGLIARO, SPC Ralph A Co, 227 AVN, 1CD, 1966-67. 12 April 2017.
MCLEAN, SP-4 Charles A., HHC, 27th MNT, 1966-67. 9 April 2017.
MCKAY, LTC (Ret) Ivor W., Sr., C Co., HQ, 9th FA, 1950. 1 April 2017.
OUELETTE, SPC Robert, A Co, 227 AVN, 1CD, 1966-67. April 2017.
PHILLIPS, SFC (Ret) Elliott O. Sr., HHC, 13th SIG, 1967. 18 April 2017.
SMITH, Trooper Richard D., F Co, 2-8 CAV, 1953-55. 12 April 2017.
WILLIS, SGT Terry L., A Co, 1-12 CAV, 1968. 7 April 2017.

March 2017
LAST NAME, Rank, First Name, Unit, Date. Date of Death
ALDRIDGE, SP-4 Bobby J. D Co, 1-8 CAV, 15th MED, 1969-70. 28 March 2017.
CLARK, PVT Arthur C., 1-81 FA, 1944. 29 March 2017.
DOKE, SGT Charles L., B Co, 1-5 CAV, 19720. 19 March 2017.
GARCIA, SGT Jonathan G., 1ABCT, 2016. 26 March 2017 (Active Duty Trooper)
KING, CSM (Ret) Elijah Jr., B Co, 3-82 FA, C Co, 3-82 FA, 1987 & 1997. 12 March 2017.
KO, PFC Edward (Chook Kyung Ko), HHC, 1CDH, 1957. 2 March 2017.
​LEE, SPC Dennis R., B Co, 1-7 CAV, B Co, 1-50th INF, 1967-1968. 13 March 2017.
MIONE, SGT Salvatore M., D Co, 2-7 CAV, 1966. 19 March 2017.
RAGER, SGT Joseph C. II, A Co 27 MNT, HHC, 27 MNT, 1967-68. 21 March 2017.
​SCHUTTY, SSG John A., E Co, 52nd INF, H Co, 75th INF, 1968-1969. 5 March 2017.
SCHWALLY, SGT Fred, 2-5 CAV, 1967. 23 March 2017.

February 2017
LAST NAME, Rank, First Name, Unit, Date. Date of Death
ALFARO, SP-4 Ivan, D Co, 2-7th CAV, 1966. 3 February 2017.
​​​​GARCIA, PVT Michael L., 4-9 CAV, 2BCT, July 2016. 17 February 2017. (Active Duty Trooper)
JANKIEWICZ, PFC Stanley M., HHC, 1BDE, 1941-45. 19 February 2017.
MOORE, LTG (Ret) Harold ‘Hal’, Cdr 1-7 CAV, Cdr 3 BDE, 1965. 10 February 2017. (Distinguished Service Cross – November 14-16, 1965)
ODIORNE, PFC Brian P., B Btry., 2-82 FA, 3BCT, 2016-17. 20 February 2017. (Active Duty Trooper – Operation Inherent Resolve)
O’HEARN, Trooper Terrance J., G Co, 15th BSB, 2006-2008. 5 February 2017.
​RITCHASON, SSG Gary A., C Co, 1-9 CAV, 1969. 6 February 2017.
​SELINSKY, SSG Travis, B Co, 2-8 CAV, 2008-2010. 24 February 2017.
​STEIN, SP-5 Donald M., C Co, 2-20th ARA. 17 February 2017.
TULLY, COL (Ret) Robert B., Cdr 2-5 CAV, 1965. 16 February 2017.

January 2017
LAST NAME, Rank, First Name, Unit, Date. Date of Death​
ANDERSON, PFC Randal K., 2-7 CAV, 3ABCT, 2 January 2017. (Active Duty Trooper)​
CAMPBELL, SGT Thomas J., 15th QM, 1951. 24 January 2017.
CHANCE, COL (Ret) Lawrence E. “Ed”, HSC, 15th Med Bn. 1968-69. 21 January 2017.
​DAVENPORT, MAJ (Ret) James L., B Co, 70th Tank and Tank Co, 8th CAV, 1952. 5 January 2017.
JONES, CW2 David E., A Co, 227 Avn, 11th Avn Grp. 1968. 27 January 2017.
​MICELI, SP-4 Carmen, A Co, 1-7 CAV, 1965. 21 January 2017.
​OLIVER, LTC (Ret) Ernest L., Sr., 1st Cavalry Division, 1953-55. 25 January 2017.
​PACCERELLI, COL (Ret) George, H Co, 75th INF, 52nd INF, 1-7 CAV, 1968-69. 24 January 2017.
​​STRAIT, 1SG (Ret) Clem J., III, B Co, 15th BSB, 2011. 6 January 2017.​
​TAYLOR, SP-4 Willie F., Sr., C Co, 2-7 CAV, 1968-69. 3 January 2017.
​VON REICHELT, SPC Barron, 2-82 FA, 3ABCT, 7 January 2017. (Active Duty Trooper)
​​YANCY, PFC Kai Yemale, 1-12 CAV, 3ABCT, 1 January 2017. (Active Duty Trooper)

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