In Memoriam


This list contains the names of those members who passed away after the year 2000.  Space limitations preclude the inclusion of all members who passed away previously. The Member Roster contains the names of all deceased members. 
Anderson, David - Nov 28, 2001
Adamson, Denny - Oct 2, 2010
Adkins, Wayne B. - Aug 29, 2016
Alford, Joe - Dec 4, 2009
Alley, David - Apr 1, 2015
Allison, Jack - Nov 2, 2011
Arnold, Tommy R. - Nov 2010
Arruda, John - 2002
Atkins, Alex - Jan 19, 2017
Bacon, Patricia - Apr 3, 2003
Barklay, George - Unknown
 Barlow, Robert - Dec 19, 2011
Barrasi, Peter E. - Unknown
Barrasi, Anna L. - Unknown
Barnett, William - Feb 6, 2004
Barrett, Larry - June 2009
Bauer, Thomas - Apr 9, 2001
Baughman, Ralph - July 2012
 Bean - Albert - Nov 9, 2012
Beaudry, Emil - Aug 22, 2004
Beaudry, Madaline - June 2004
Bell, Shirley - 2008
Benfield, Joanne - Unknown
Berry, James - Sep 5, 2002
Bigelow, Daniel - Aug 11, 2014
Bird, Grant - Dec 25, 2008
Blaschke, Robert - Jun 3, 2013
Bostrom, Daniel - Sep 22, 2011
Bowden, Bruce C. - Apr 17, 2015
Bowlan, Kent – Jun 14, 2008
Bowlan, LaVerne - Unknown
Bradburn, Gordon F. - Nov 24, 2007
Braddock, June - Unknown
Bressan, Christopher - Aug 22, 2014
Brewer, - Unknown
Bridges, Hollon - 2001
Britton, Warner -  June 9, 2005
Brooks, Allison - Dec 9, 2006
Brown, Lillian - Aug 7, 2003
Brown, Royal - May 11, 2003
Brunner, Cynthia A - Oct 8, 2016
Buckley, James - Jul 17, 2003
Buebe, Joseph - Oct 22, 2006
Bunker, Robert - May 5, 2004
Burnett, Frank - June 2003
Burks, Tillman - Apr 21, 2002
Bush,Ralph - Aug 4, 2007
Busso, Robert - Sept 26, 2010
Cahill, Nancy - Sep 17, 2009
Calland, Don - Aug 4, 2006
Campbell, Donald W. - Nov 11, 2012
Cantwell, Ronald - Oct 20, 2010
Carruth, Frank - Aug 5, 2001
Casey, Joseph - Oct 1, 2007
Chapman, Ernest - 2009
Clark, Owen - Unknown
Clark, Raymond - Unknown
Cline, William - June 24, 2012
Closner, Wally - Mar 23, 2012
Cole, Doris - Nov 15, 2007
Coldren, Carl - Unknown
Coldren, Sophie - Unknown
Connell, Milton - June 4, 2007
Connell, Pat - May 18, 2006
Cooper, Bob - Jan 6, 2006
Cramer, Brenda - Unknown
Craft, Walter - July 5, 2011
Cremwelge, Joe - July 19, 2009
Crevonis, Ed - 11/12/09
Cruey, Claude - Nov 16, 2004
Currier, Cecil - Jan 31, 2001
Dacus, Dayle - Dec,  2007
Dale Jr, Christy - May 24, 2008
Dale, Donald - Oct 17, 2006
Davis, Frank - Nov 24, 2003
Davis, Lee S. -Nov 2010
Davis, Lillian - Unknown
Davis, William - Unknown
Dawson, Thomas - May 6, 2014
Dawson, Verna - Nov 8,2010
Deery, Anita - June 3, 2008
DeMai, Nick - Nov 26, 2011
Denu, George - Mar 2, 2008
Dillon, Orvan - June 9, 2005
Dixon, Lois - Nov 30, 2005
Doerr, James E. - Oct 16, 2006
Dowell, Lynn - Feb 2010
Dowell, Ray - Dec 2, 2010
Downey, James - Feb 1, 2017
Dubroff, Bob - Jan 4, 2016
Dunks, Mary - Apr 20, 2006
Dunks, Willis - Oct 14, 2009
Dunn, Charles - May 5, 2012
DuPaul, Melvin L. - Feb 18, 2017
Dupont, Chuck - Aug 29, 2006
Duxbury, Richard - Oct 24, 2006
Dyberg, Robert - Sept 24, 2011
Eckert, William - 1998
Ellico, Arthur G. - Unknown
Elliott, William P. - Jul 30, 2015
Ellis, Loretta - Apr 2005
Elvin, Bruce - Jan 4, 2006
Engel, Richard - Nov 25, 2015
Erben, Nita - Sep 6, 2002
Everest, Avis - June 20, 2003
Everest, Pete - Oct 1, 2004
Exford, Myron - Apr 20, 2005
Farrato, Theodore - Feb 10, 2008
Ferguson, Charles - Nov 17, 2004
Ferguson, Myrtle - Apr 15, 2014
Ferrato, Jane -  Unknown
Ferry, Bob - Jan 15, 2009
Ferryman, Dottie - Unknown
Field Jr, Charles H. - May 22, 2016
Fields, Kenneth - July 16, 2009
Flinkfelt, Hugh - Aug 9, 2006
Flynn, Gerald D. - Unknown
Fodor, Joseph P. - Nov 19, 2003
Fogg, George - Mar 5, 2014
Foust, Ronald - May 2012
Foust, Mary - 2005
Fredrickson, Betty - Oct 20, 2007
Fredrickson, Fred - Nov 20, 2011
Freshwater, Betty - Apr 2003
Fritz, Bill - Unknown
Frost, Creighton - Dec 7, 2003
Furman, Harvey - Dec 17, 2010
Ganducci, Joe - Mar 5, 2005
Garcia, Edward W. "Bill" - Apr 3, 2015
Genu, George - Mar 2, 2008
Gerstenberg, Vickie - Sept 9, 2009
Gilles, Clarence "Gil" - Jan 11, 2015
Glassford, Donald - Apr 26, 2006
Glowacki, Leonard - Apr 24, 2011
Goodin, Donald - Jan 7, 2008
Gouldrop, Harold - Jun 5, 2014
Grace, Harold W. - Feb 20, 2009
Griffin, Alexander - Oct 20, 2012
Griffin, Hiram - Feb 7, 2004
Griffin, Richard - May 13, 2007
Griffin, Shirley - Oct 13, 2007
Griswold, Wanda - 12/16/09
Guelich, Flo - Unknown
Gunnison, Justin - June 23, 2013
Gunsauls, Donald - Aug 7, 2001
Guthrie, Ronald - 2003
Haley, Robert - Unknown
Halterman, Carroll - Jan 5, 2005
Hammond, Robert E. - Nonv 29, 2011
Hampton, Lawrence - 2001
Hancock, Billie - Apr 24,2002
Hancock, Myron - Unknown
Hand, Marjorie - 2012
Hand, Stanley - Mar 26, 2015
Harris, Jerry - Apr 7, 2006
Harris, Sam - May 25, 2010
Haughee, David - 2014
Haughee, Mary - 2014
Haynes, Doris - July 2013
Heeter, Owen - Feb 17, 2007
Herrmann, Joe - Sep 29, 2009
Higginson, Stella - Sep 6, 2008
Hilz, Anne - June 8, 2008
Hodson, Milburn - Mar 4, 2005
Holden, Hubert C. - Sep 6,  2001
Holl, Frank - Unknown
Holl, Margaret - Unknown
Holm, John - Apr 30, 2008
Hughes, Vennie - Unknown
Huskey, Albert - Feb 19, 2006
Hutchinson, Jim - Mar 10, 2015
Isoldi, Edith - Apr 20, 2011
Jacobs, Dorothy - Unknown
Jacobsen, Charlotte - Dec 12,2012
Jacobsen, Roy (Jake) - Jun 5, 2008
James, John - Apr 9, 2007
Johnson, Charles - Jan 25, 2005
Johnson, Lillian - Aug 7, 2003
Johnson, Warren M. - Mar 11, 2004
Jones, Martin J. - Aug 30, 2017
Jordon, Elbert - Oct 23, 2001
Julian, Robert L. - June 2013
Jurney, Thomas - 2015
Kaiatt, Ed - June 2, 2005
Kakacek, John - Feb 23, 2008
Kelly, Michael - Nov 4, 2004
Ketcherside, Robert - Nov 2001
Koehne, Ron - June 1, 2013
Korn, Kenneth R. - Feb 25, 2007
Kostelnik, Mary Ellen - Nov 17, 2012
Kraemer, Audree - July 2015
Krajicek, James - Sep 3, 2015
Krajicek, Peggy - 2013
Lackey, Sandra Lynn May 2002
LaDou, Edward – Nov 25, 2008
Lancaster, David - Dec 11, 2003
Laubach, Louis C. - Dec 6, 2003
Lee, Eugene - Unknown
Lee, Lau - 2010
Leeper, Gloria - Dec 7, 2009
Leeper, William - Mar 17,2009
Leese, A. Myrtle - Unknown
Leist, Patricia - Unkown
Lemke, Jane - May 17, 2007
Limbacher, Marion - Unknown
Lloyd, Alice - Feb 5, 2016
Lloyd, Griffith - Dec 26, 2015
Longar, Joseph - Jan 2001
Lucia, Donald B. - Nov 29, 2014
Luntzel, James R. Jr - Aug 9, 2015
Lyell, William A. - 2016
Maddalena, Joseph - Apr 2001
Makow, Irene - Nov 1, 2015
Makow, Nicholas - June 10, 2008
Male, Kenyon - Jan 6, 2012
Maling, Ernest - May 27, 2012
Manning, Jean - Sep 3, 2001
Markham, Robert - Jul 30, 2013
Martinez, Donald - Feb 1, 2011
Mask, Kenneth - Jun 14, 2002
Mask, Lucille - Feb 24, 2004
Mason, George - Jan 3, 2000
Mathis, Benjamin B. - Unknown
MacCammond, Ken - May 25, 2004
McCune, L.C. - Mar 12, 2011
McDonald, William - Nov 10, 2001
McFadden, Ken - Unknown
McFadden, Ruth - Unknown
McGovern, Vincent - Feb 22, 2011
McGrain, Thomas - June 1, 2009
McGrain, Eleanore - Feb 17, 2012
McGregor, William - Unknown
McKinzie, Irma - Aug 2005
McClelland, John - Jul 13, 2012 
McNamee, Albert - Nov 8, 2006
Meyer, Dottie - Sep 5, 2016
Michael, Zell - Unknown
Mikkelsen, Mont - Jan 10, 2006
Miller, Burr V. Jr. - Sep 19, 2017
Miller, Darlene - Dec 2003
Miller, Roy - Nov 2004
Miracle, Kenneth - Oct 1, 2013
Mohr, William E. - Aug 7, 2008
Moody, Hal - May 21, 2008
Moore, H. Cary - May 5, 2006
Moore, Harold - May 2010
Morandi, Richard A. - Feb 2015
Morgan, Alan - Nov 5, 2010
Mosley, Larry - May 24, 2009
Mueller, Vivian - Unknown
Mulkey, Reed - Feb 1, 2008
Murtha, James - Mar 1, 2007
Nagel, James - June 6, 2008
Neff, Charles L. - Mar 26, 2016
Neimeyer, A. C. - Nov 24, 2006
Neuharth, Dick - 2005
Newquist, Herman D. - Dec 2001
Neighbors, Finley - Dec 22, 2007
Nickerson, Lloyd - Nov 11, 2004
Nobbs, Beverly - Jan 2006
Noland, Carl Rehm - Jun 16, 2007
Norman, Harold - Mar 2, 2011
O'Banion, Elmer L. - Unknown
Olsen, Lloyd - Feb 9, 2004
O'Mara, Oliver E. - July 1, 2007
O'Rielly, Frank J. - Jan 1, 2000
Opfer, Charlotte - Feb 19, 2002
Ohshita, Miyuki - Aug. 2012
Parman, Robert R. - Feb 22, 2011
Parnell, Charles - Nov 11, 2005
Parsons, Doris - Jun 20, 2013
Patterson, James C. - July 3, 2001
Pavel, Anne - 2005
Peel, Liz - Nov 7, 2006
Peterson, John O. - Mar 2007
Peoples, Paul L. - Sep 17, 2016
Potock, Walter J. - Aug 21,2017
Potter, Tom - Jan 20, 2003
Powell, John Jr - Dec 5, 2014
Powell, Patsy - Mar 28, 2014
Prince, B/Gen Phillip - Jun 9, 2003
Purdy, Shirley - July 2011
Ramage, Joseph - Jan 8, 2003
Randle, Charles - Unknown
Randle, Connie - Unknown
Rauhe, Bruce - May 29, 2001
Rauschkolb, Frances - Mar 2, 2011
Ray, Edward - Jan 2012
Reynolds, Laurestine - Unknown
Reynolds, Walker Russell - Jan 1, 2016
Reicherts, William - Feb 24, 2002
Rice, Kitty - Jan 23, 2003
Richardson, David - Oct 12, 2009
Richey, James - Jan 2009
Ricketson, Ernest H. - Unknown
Riley, Charles - Apr 30, 2010
Riley, Walter J. - Sep 17, 2003
Risedorf, Kenneth - Oct 3, 2010
Roberson, Lee A. - Apr 27, 2016
Robertson, Russ - Nov 29, 2007
Ross, William - Sep 2005
Rottman, Barbara - May 31, 2002
Roush, Lee - Dec 28, 2003
Roy, Holly - July 2001
Rude, Don - Dec 26, 2006
Rudloff, Paul - Jan 27, 2007
Ruminer, Bill - May 30, 2006
Ruminer, Pat - Feb 16, 2009
Rundquist, Pete - Apr 11, 2011
Ruppert, Alice - Sep 11, 2014
Ruppert, Warren - Dec 2003
Rush, Wesley M. - Feb 27, 2005
Russ, John - Dec 1, 2009
Rybos, Karol - Feb 4, 2005
Sacane, Dee - Mar 2, 2005
Saenz, Tony - Oct 26, 2008
Salem, Harold - Aug 6, 2015
Saunders, M/Gen Ralph S. - Dec 8, 2002
Scalise, Eugene - Nov 16, 2011
Scarff, James P. Jr - Mar 9, 2016
Scarff, Susanne - Sep 19, 2014
Schaeffer, Rosella - Unknown
Schaetzle, Lois - 1994
Schaetzle, Stanley O. Sr - Feb 8, 2013
Schellenbarger, Claud - May 20, 2006
Schempf, Jean - May 2006
Schifferer, Jack - Aug 24, 2006
Schmaltz, Henry - Unknown
Schmaltz, Terry J. - 2013
Schultz, Richard - Nov 5, 2002
Scott, John R. - June 2, 2005
Seebo, Thomas - 2001
Seigler, Agnes - Mar 22, 2001
Severns, Charles D, - Sep 19, 2011
Sharp, Jim - July 21, 2006
Sherrett, Roy - Sep 24, 2014
Shires, Justin - Jan 16, 2007
Shellenbarger, Claud - May 20, 2006
Shore, E. Glenn - Mar 22, 2010
Sieth, Richard - Sept 17, 2013
Slater, Kenneth H. - 2011
Slattery, John - Mar 19, 2008
Smith, Carol - June 2014
Smith, Phillip - Feb 8, 2006
Smith, Robert F. - Aug 17, 2003
Snow, John T. - 10/1/05
Sohle, May Jane - Aug 20, 2001
Sollie, Ken - Feb 4, 2006
Sparrevohn, Fred - Unknown
Spoutz, Marcy - Jun 2, 2005
Spoutz, Roy I. - Dec 25, 2006
Sprague, Russel - Unknown
Starkel, Marge - 2002
Stetson, Anna - Feb 26, 2003
Stetson, Norman - Aug 17, 2012
Stevenson, Pamela - Apr 24, 2001
Stiles, Nevele - Aug 5, 2002
Sullivan, Robert F. - Sep 20,2014
Tatum, Beverly - Feb 3, 2005
Taylor, James A. - Oct 19, 2012
Taylor, Marilyn - May 11, 2002
Thompson, Charles - Jun 15, 2003
Timbrook, Wayne - Nov 18, 2012
Titus, Henry - Nov 7, 2011
Troyanoski, Michael - Apr 3, 2013
Tuck, George - May 19, 2004
Tucker, Russell - Feb 27, 2015
Turbyfill, Carl M. Aug 13, 2003
Tyson, Shannon - Unknown
Unger, Herman - Unknown
Uranich, Dorothy - Jan 4, 2017
Uranich, Edward - Nov 7, 2000
Van Arsdall, Robert - Jan 7, 2008
Van Meter, Donald E. - Mar 1, 2017
Vargas, Bill - Feb 26, 2011
Vargas, Pierrete - Nov 19 2009
Vavra, Donald A. - Oct 30, 2014
Veys, Mary Ellen - Unknown
Vicroy, Clarence - 2010
Voge, Phillip - Jan 15, 1991
Voge, Phyllis - July 19, 1996
Waage, Taylor - May 2008
Wagner, Charles R. - Jan 17, 2008
Walke, E.P. - July 17, 20122
Wallendorf, Sue - 2005
Walsh, Theresa - Mar 30, 2014
Walthour, William - Jun 19, 2001
Watkins, Lou - Mar 12, 2003
Watson, Mildred - Unknown
Webber, Robert - June 14, 2012
Webster, Annabeth - Aug 22, 2012
Wenstrom, Alice - Aug 2008
Wesley, James - Oct 30, 2011
Wesley, Jane - Jun 13, 2002
Whitesell, Bill - Feb 16,2006
Whitney, Edward R - Feb 13, 2015
Williams, Adriel - July 8, 2004
Williams, Jasper - Nov 2010
Williams, Mary - Unknown
Williams, Phillip Y - Nov, 2009
Willsey, Leonard - Nov 14, 2002
Wismer, Fred - Nov 3, 2006
Witts, David - Unknown
Wolkf, Anna Merle - Unknown
Wynne, Emmett - Oct 4, 2005
Zehnder, Herb - Mar 4, 2008
Zimmerman, Kent - Apr 27, 2001
Zoet, Charles - Feb 23, 2014
Zoet, Virginia - Unknown
Zwick, Eugene - Jul 4, 2002
Zwinger, Herman - Jun 6, 2013

On 23 March 2003, the HH-60 crew of Komodo 11 perished while attempting to save 2 Afghani children. Lt Col John Stein (pilot), 1Lt Tamara Archuleta (copilot), SSgt Jason Hicks (flight engineer), SSgt John Teal (flight engineer), MSgt Michael Maltz ( pararescueman), and SrA Jason Plite (pararescueman)
 
 
 

"WHO ARE THESE MEN THAT WE HONOR TODAY?"
Written by Bob Dyberg

They are Air Rescuemen. Dedicated and patriotic members of the United States Air Force.
Air crews, pararescuemen and ground support personnel. Operating as a team of dedicated and professional airmen. Their mission, to rescue downed aircrews and U.S. friendly forces from behind enemy lines.
Emergency Air Rescue had its beginnings and proved its value in World War II. During peacetime "cold war" years, the Air Rescue Service was formed and operated 44 air rescue squadrons world-wide. Their mission, to perform emergency rescue operations and to develop the equipment and procedures needed for future combat air operations.
Air Rescue men subsequently demonstrated many daring feats of rescue and valor, both in peacetime and in war. During the Korean Conflict, over 9,000 United Nations aircrew and other military personnel were returned to safety. 996 of those fighting men were rescued from behind enemy lines to fight again. During the Vietnam War, they again made numerous rescue saves under similar but more challenging conditions of enemy opposition, weather, and jungle terrain.
Air Rescue call signs, "Crown," "King," "Dumbo," "Pedro," and "Jolly Green," coming over the air waves, were welcome and encouraging sounds to those aircrews performing hazardous combat missions, and to those aircrew members downed behind enemy lines.
Air Rescue performed with great distintion in both Korea and Vietnam, winning more personnel medals and unit awards than any other Air Force unit in those theaters. But all was not glory, as some of our men did not come home.
So, today we honor all Air Rescuemen who have taken their "last flight," whether in peacetime or war. We honor them for doing these things
"That Others May Live."
And, lest we forget, we also honor those departed wives who stood behind their husbands over the years, not knowing when they would be called out, or when they would return.
God bless them all, and God bless America.

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