Quarterhorse TAPS

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Troopers who have died Post War


This page contains a listing of those who were members of the First Squadron, Fourth Cavalry, who have died since the end of their War. Members of the 4th Cavalry Regiment - WWII and C Troop, 16th Cavalry - RVN, are also included here. The information on this page was complied from a variety of sources and is not guaranteed to be complete. If you have any additions or corrections, please contact us. If you are aware of someone's death who served with the QuarterHorse or C Troop, 16th Cavalry, please contact us so we can add them to our pages. If you have a story or memory about any of the men listed here, please contact us. We will be happy to add your comments to this page.

We offer this page in solemn tribute to those Troopers of Quarterhorse for their dedicated service and to serve in keeping their memories and deeds alive. These men live on in the hearts and memories of their friends and families.


Day is done...Gone the Sun...From the Lakes, From the Hills, From the Sky...
All is well...safely rest...God is Nigh.
Fading light...Dims the sight...and a star, Gems the sky, Gleaming Bright...
From afar...Drawing nigh...Falls the night...
Thanks and praise...For our Days...neath the sun, neath the stars, neath the sky...
As we go...This we Know...God is Nigh.


4TH CAVALRY REGIMENT - WWII

FRANCIS (FRANK) WOJCIESON - HHT - Syracuse, NY-1988

HARVEY S. OLSEN - A Troop - Lake Bronson, MN - Sep 6, 02

h3>GEORGE KOCH - 1st Recon Platoon - Oct 4, 07


HQ TROOP TAPS

COL PAUL M. FISHER - Dragoon 6, 65-66, died 1988, Rogers, Ark

MAJ GORDON JACKSON - Dragoon 5, 69-70, died 3 Jan 1996, Cancer

LEON A. TICE III - of Virginia City, NC - Apr 25, 1999

KENNETH W. FLOYD -Medic- Died due to accident - Jul 31, 1998

ROBERT OBERG - Dragoon 6, 66-67 was also Darkhorse 6 - died 1998, Lung and Liver Cancer

1LT DICK SOWELL - Phy Assistant, 68-69, died Nov 20, 1989 of Cancer

CPT DOUG BAL - Chaplain, 67-68, died May 10, 2001, Prostrate Cancer

CHARLES FRANK "BUD" ANDERSON - Medic, 65-66, died 1995.

GORDON PECK - Medic, 65-66, died several years ago.

THOMAS W. KELLY - of Clifton, VA - June 6, 2000, Cancer

LEWIS C. GRAFF - S3, 1967, died Saturday, Sep 25, 2004.

L.C. MACK ACOR - S3, 65-66, died Friday, 20 Jan 06.

EUGENE A. FROST - CSM, 66-67, Died 6 Feb 2006.

DAVID KELLEY-S3,Died 13 May 10


A TROOP TAPS

SSG JOSEPH KEKEPI- Infantryman - Denver, Colo - 1970

SP4 FRED PETTY JR. - Died Dec 1979

SSG KENNETH E. ACRES - Died July 1982

SSG CHESTER REYNOLDS - Died August 1986

MICHAEL A. MARKERT - Died 11 Oct 1993

Rev. DAVID E. SMITH - of Broken Arrow, OK - Apr 17, 1999

A.J. DANZIGER - RVN 66-69, Cause of death unknown

RONALD D. WIESER - RVN 65-66, Cause of death Unknown - Nov 1999

ALTON TISINO - RVN 65-66, Lung Cancer - Jan 19, 1990

KENNETH PULLEN - 66-67 - Died 1990

MERLE D. SLATER - RVN 65-66, Diebetis - 1993

GARY D. RINKER - RVN 68-69, Heart Attack - 16 September 1996

GILBERT S. AHSAM- Ukn, Ukn - Ukn

SYLVIO PETRAIN - Died 2000

SSG BILL WHITE - RVN 67/68, Bone Cancer - Jul 1, 2001

DAVE DePERRO - RVN 67/68, Cancer - 11 Dec, 2001

LLOYD BROOKS - Cold War Vet, Heart Attack - 15 Mar 2002

BRUCE HANSON - RVN 68/69, Heart Attack/AO Type II Diabetes- 23 Apr 2002

CLETUS LEVIER - Died 2004

DENNIS HARDING - 65-66 - Died 2004

JOHN ELLIOTT - MORTAR GUNNER - RVN 65-66, Agent Orange Diease - 31 March 2004

JEAN UPTON-A 37G - Rvn 65-66, 3 Jan 05

DAVID N.K.KAEKA-PLATOON SGT-RVN 68-70, 6 Feb, 05

SHERMAN IVEY-MORTARMAN, A29-RVN 66-67, Apr 05

WILLIAM KAMPFERT-SP5, GROUND RADAR SURVAILENCE, A2 - RVN 65-66, 13 Jun 06

FRANK M. KATHER-First Sergeant, Jul 67-Apr 68, 13 Oct 06 - Heart Failure

GUY KILLINGSWORTH JR. - 63-66 - Died 14 Jan 06

ROBERT BRANDMEIER, Jun66-Jun67, 10 Mar 07

DANIEL L. HUCKINS-SP4, Feb 67-Feb 68, 11 May 07

GEORGE TUCCI-SGT, Nov 65-Jun 66, 21 Jan 08

JACKIE COLTER-SP4, Nov 65-Oct 66, 6 June 08

LYN CAIG-SGT, Feb 67-Jul 67, 10 Sep 09

STEPHEN ROW-SP5, Jun 68-Jan 69, 2 Feb 10

RICHARD A. ROCK-SGT, 3/68-2/69, 24 Apr 10

JOHNNY WOOTEN-SP4,Oct 65-Jun 66, 7 Jul 10

JOHN BARTON-SP4, Dec 65-Nov 66, 11 Sep 10


B TROOP TAPS

SP4 ARLESTOR DAVIS - PC Driver - abt 1972

PSG FELIPE DELAROSA - Platoon Sergeant - 15 Jun 1989-Diabetes

LAWRENCE V. ANTOINE, LTC - B Trp CO 7/68 - 10/68 - 22 Nov 92

LT CHARLIE DOMALEWSKI - Platoon Leader - Aug 2001

LEWIS C. GRAFF - S3, 1967, died Saturday, Sep 25, 2004.

LARRY W. BASSETT - Commo - 68/69 - 10 Feb 05 - Cancer

RONALD S. "SMITTY" ROSS, Jr.-69to70-Died 6 Dec 2006

SGT DANA PERRY-69 to 70-Died 8 Apr 09

DAVID KELLY - LTC, B Trp CO 66-67, 13 May 10


C TROOP TAPS

ARLEN MOE - 65-66, DOD Ukn

JOHN ALLYSON - 1995

ELVIN CARR-C15 Golf -1983

1lt RONALD D. JONES-RVN 1967/68 - 1986

CPT LARRY A. DICKERSON -3 Sep 1998

LEWIS C. GRAFF - 1SG, 1967, died Saturday, Sep 25, 2004.

HARIL RAIN - APC Driver,1966, died Oct 26, 2004

RICHARD "RICK" D. NELSON - 1966 TO 67, DIED Apr 7, 2006

WILLUS WEST - 1966, died 9 June 2006

CLAUDE FULLAGAR,MEDIC, 68-69, Died 11 Aug 06

BOB BARTRUFF - 69-70 Died 18 Nov 07


D TROOP TAPS

JERRY L. "SPUD" ALLEN - ARPs 1969/70 - Died 25 Apr 1995

Keith C. "Dude" Aztell - AC Maint 69-70 - Died 23 Jul 70

ALBERT L. BAKER II, Died Aug 24, 2009

TOMMY R. BALFOUR - Mustang CE, 66-67, Died 4 Nov 2007

WILLIAM C. BATTS-Pilor-1967-died 25 June 01

JASON BASINGER - 1SG - 1968 - Died Dec 20, 1997

RICHARD (Venesky) BARES - Died 23 Nov 2008 from Myeloma

CARL BARRETT-PFC/CW3-D Troop ARP- 1966 -Died July 24, 2002 of Heartfailure

JOHN A. BISHOP-Cobra Pilot-1968-died 1992

CLYDE M. BRYAN, JR - Darkhorse 6 - 1966 - Died Aug 14, 1991

CURTIS E. BOLIN - Clown Pilot - 67 -68 - Date of Death unknown

ROBERT BOWMAN-scout Crew Chief-May 66 to May 67-died 6 May 2004

LEWELLYN "LEW" BRAGDON - PSG/1SG - 1967 - Died 1983 - Unk Cause

ROBERT A. BURBANK - Darkhorse 3 (Opns Off) 65-66 Died May 5, 2001-Stroke

ROBERT "HOSS" CARTWRIGHT- Maintenance- 69 to 70- 11 Aug 2004

BRIAN G. CLARK - Pilot - 67-68 - Died Aug 16, 1992 of Cancer

CLARENCE COCHRAN - Areorifle PSG -65-66 -Natural Causes on Oct 28, 1978

ROBERT "HARDCORE" COLLIER- Scout Crew Chief-1968-died Jul 2005 from cancer

MICHAEL J. CONGE - LRRP 66-67 - Died 8 Feb 2010

HUDIE CRAWFORD-SSG Commo-died 29 Jun 92

CHARLES W. DAVIDSON - Darkhorse 14 - 1969 - Died 3 Nov 2008

ROBERT W. DAVIS-SP5 1965-66 Unknown Details

DAVID DECKER-Outcast Crewchief (aeroscouts) also C/16th Cav 69-70 Died May 8, 2001-Cancer

DAVID "FEZZ" FESMIRE - CrewChief - 69-70 - also C/16th Cav - Died 20 Nov 07

STEVEN L. FORD-Infantryman-Aeroscout Gunner 1968-70-Died Jan 1976

ROBERT FOSTER-ARPs-1969-27 Nov 2005 of cancer

ROLAND FRITZ-ARPs-Sep 68 to Nov 69- 31 Jan 2005

RAY GOETCHER-PSG Infantry 1969-Natural Causes

ROBERT B. HARRIS-LTC-1968-69 - Died Jun 9, 2002 - Cancer

CLETUS "CLET" HECK - Clowns Pilot - Died Feb 6, 1968

LARRY HESTER-Scout Pilor-1967-died Mar 1985

LEROY HOEFLER-Scout Plt Ldr-1965-died May 2004

RICHARD A. HORNER Sr.-1SG 65-66 Pilot Darkhorse 22 C/16 Cav 69-70 Died Mar 4, 2001-Cancer

STEVEN L. HOROWITZ-Huey Crew Chief-1967-died 16 Jan 1991

LONNIE "SHORT ROUND" HUMES-ARPs-69 to 70- Mar 2005 or stroke

DELBERT HUNT - Mustangs Pilot - 65-66 - 1986 Heart Attack

DAVID L. JONES- Gunship Crew Chief- 66 to 67-23 Jul 1990

WILLIAM JONES - Observation Helicopter Pilot Darkhorse 18- 68-69 - died 21 Jul 2009

TOMMIE L. JORDON - ARPS 1968 - Died June 1978

WALTER KARPINIA - Mustang 6 - 1966 - died Jul 91 Heart Attack

WARREN G. KLUTZ-First Sergeant-1967-died 9 Oct 1987

MARTIN LAURENT-First Sergeant-1969-died 10 Apr 2001

BRUCE B. LOUDERMILK - ARPS 1968 - Died May 1973

LYNN L. McCULLOUGH - SSG - 1966 - Aug 15, 1991

TIMOTHY McDONALD - Huey Mechanic - 1968 - Died Feb 18, 2002 - Cause Ukn

LARRY McELWANEY - Huey Mechanic - 1967-68 - Died Sep 68 - Unk Cause

THOMAS McMENAMIN-1969-died Apr 1976

DONALD McTIGUE-Pilot/Operation Officer-1965 to 66-died 13 Mar 1982

DONALD METZGER-Pilot- 1965 to 66-died 1 Feb 2002

GEORGE MILLER-1965 TO 66-DIED mAY 1984

DEWITT T. MONROE - Mustang 6 - 66 - 67 - Aug 1, 1981

LEON MLANAX - Gunship Doorgunner - 1965-66 - Died Nov 1985

DONALD MOHS - Mustang Crewchief - 1967-68 - Died 19 Nov 70 - Cause Ukn

DOUG MORRIS-Huey Crew Chief-1967-died 3 Jan 1995

CW3 FREDERICK NEIDHART -22 Jul 1997 of Cancer

BENNY C. PARKER - Mustangs Pilot - 1969 - Died Jan 15, 1970 Acft Accident

ROBERT E. PARSONS - Darkhorse 39 - 69-70 Died Sep 11, 1971 fell off a horse

HENRY J. PARTYKA-Maintenance-1969-died 4 Jan 2004

kENNETH G. PECK-ARPs-Oct 68 to Oct 69-died June 2003 Heart Attack

WILLIAM J. PICKREN - Clowns Pilot - 65-66 - Died Aug 5, 72 in Aircraft Accident

WILLIAM E. RANDOW - D Trp - 1966 - Died May 12, 1997 of natural causes

FRANK A. RAKOWSKI-1967-died 14 Sep 2002

CLIFFORD D. RICHEY - Clowns Piot - 65-66 Died May 5, 1985 in AirCraft Accident

LARRY ROOP - ARPs 1969 - Died June 1979

S. DAN ROSENTHAL-Gunship Pilot-Apr 66 to Apr 67-died 21 Oct 2005

JOHN P. SANDERS - LRRP Leader - 65-66 Died 1970 Plane Crash

DAVE "SHEEP"SCHEELER-1968 to 69-died Feb 1999 Auto Accident

JOHN P. SHIRLEY- Pilot-1969-died Jun 1981

BILLY J. SLUSHER, LTC - CharlieHorse 6 and Mustang 6, Died 24 Nov 2009, 2 tours - D Trp and C/16

JOHN B. SMITH- 1965-died 20 Apr 2002

ROBERT J. SMUHL - Helicopter Crew Chief 66-67 Died Feb 20, 1990-Diabetes

ANDREW J. SYNNOTT-Pilot-1966 to 67- died Apr 2002

TOM TEETZ - Outcasts - 1968 - Died Jan 1979

ROGER TICKLER - Mustang 6/Darkhorse 36 - Died 28 Feb 2004 - Accidental Fall

DENNIS TOMMARELLO-Huey Door Gunner-Feb 68 to Feb 69-died 6 Dec 2003

EDWARD W. WADE - 4 Horsemen Pilot - 69-70 Died Oct 1970

LAWRENCE WIESHALLA-SP4 1968-69 - Died April 1983

KENNETH R. WILSON-SP4-1968-69 - Died Feb 2, 1997

WILBERT D. WOODARD-SFC-1965-66- Died 22 July 1999


C TROOP, 16th CAV TAPS

THOMAS AGNEW - Pilot - 72-73 - Died Nov 11, 1999

MIKE AKINS - 4 horsemen DG - 71-72 - Died Dec 1987

PAUL R. ANDERSON - Pilot - 70-71 - Died Dec 19, 1994

ARNOLD D. ANSLEY-Motor Pool-1971 to 72-died 7 Mar 2003 Heart Attack

DAVID AULT - SGT - 1972 - Died Sep 1984

JOE S. BERNHARDT-Pilot 1970-72 - Died Apr 1992

JOHNNY L. BLEDSOE - Mustangs CE - 1970 - Died Feb 1993

CHARLIE BRIGHT - SGT - 1970 - Died Aug 1979

DONALD D. BRIGHT - Huey Mechanic 1972- Died Oct 15, 1988

DAVID A. BROWN - SSG - MOS 00F (Drill SGT) - Died 15 Aug 96 - Cause ukn

WADELL CARTER - Huey Doorgunner 1971-72 - Died July 1976

RONALD B. CHESTER-Mess Sergeant-1971 to 72-died 14 Nov 2001

HENRY CHILDS - 4 Horsemen Pilot - 71-72 - Died April 1985

MICHAEL W. COLLINS - Doorgunner - 1970 - Ukn

DOUGLAS COON - Armament Tech - 1970-71 - Died Sep 2000 - Cause ukn

THOMAS H. CRAFT - Darkhorse 6 - 1972 -Died Nov 1981

DENNIS CUNNINGHAM - Outcasts Pilot (as) 1972 Died Apr 27, 2001-Cancer

ROBERT W. CURTS - Maint SGT 1971-72 - Died Jan 1979

RAYMOND C. DAWSON-XO-1972-died 27 Jun 2003 cancer

GEORGE "POPS" DILLER - Arms Room 1971-72 - Died Mar 15, 1995

MICHAEL W. DOSS - Aerorifleman -1970 - Mar 1981 - Ukn

ROBERT H. ENDRES - Maintenance/POL 1971-72 - Died June 1972

ARNOLD ESTES - Huey Pilot - 1972-73 - Died Feb 1999 - Cause Ukn

CARROLL EVANS-Maintenance Sergeant-1972-Died Jul 1982

LARRY FARMER - Huey Mechanic 1971-72 - Died Sep 19, 1974

DAVID "FEZZ" FESMIRE - CrewChief - 69-70 - also D Trp 1/4 Cav - Died 20 Nov 07

WILLIAM E. FORBES - Supply Clerk - 72-73 - Died Jun 15, 1989

STEVEN L. FORD - Aerorifleman/Outcast Gunner - 68-70 -Jan 1976 - Ukn

CRAIG H. FOX - Huey Mechanic 71-72 Died Nov 25, 1999

CURTIS FRAZIER - Mess Sergeant - 1970 -Jun 15, 1999 - Ukn

JACKIE FREEMAN-SFC Maintenance- 1972-died 30 May 1996 US Army Plane Crash

RICHARD GARDNER - 1SG - 1972-73 - died 9 Aug 2002 - Cancer

MONTY GARFIELD - Outcasts Crewchief (as) 71-72 Died Jun 9, 2001-Cancer

SEGUNDO GLORIA -Helicopter Mechanic 1971-72 - Died May 1981

ALBERT GORMAN - SSG - 1970 - died 2 Jan 2001 - Cause Ukn

JOHN R. GRAVENSTINE - LOH Mechanic 1971-72 - Died May 1984

LARRY L. GRAGG-pILOR-1971 TO 72-Died 6 Nov 88

DAVID A. GREEN - Outcasts Pilot - 1971 - Died Apr 25, 1972 in AirCraft Accident

FRANK HAMILTON - SP4 Infantryman - 1970 - Died Jan 1972

THOMAS R. HARRIS-Scout Plt Ldr-1971-died in 1988

DAVID M. HENDRIX-Cobra Pilot-Jun 71 to Mar 72-died 9 Jan 2004

CLYDE W. HOLLIS - Outcasts - 1972 - Died Jul 25, 1995

BRUCE HUGHART-Maint TI-died Feb 1994

WILLIAM G. HUPP - Huey Crewchief/Gunner 1972 - Died May 20, 1999

CHARLIE IRIZZARRY - Hq Plt 1971-72 - Died Dec 19, 1992

JESUS IRIZARY-SEGARRA-Maintenance-1972-died 2 Sep 2001

CHARLES JAMES - Maintenance Platoon 1971-72 - Died Sep 1983

STORMEY S. JONES - Darkhorse 23 71-72 Died Aug 6, 2001-Heart Attack

CALVIN A. KRAPF - AC Mech - 1972 - Died Dec 9, 1997 - In a Fall in his home

PHIL "WALLY" KERNS - died of Post Surgery complications-Apr 15, 2000

JOHN KRANNITZ - SP4 -1972 - Died 1986

MICHAEL W. LATROP - SP4 - 70-71 - Died Dec 15, 1989

WILLIAM C. LAWRENCE 0 SP4 - MOS 76W20 - 1971-72 - Died on 18 Aug 1998

ARTHUR J. LEONARD Sr.-Cook 1972 Died Jan 24, 2000

GARY LIINDERMAN-Cobra Pilot-1972-died 5 Feb 2006 cancer

ROGER LOVETT - ARP - 1970 - Died Mar 18, 1998 - Auto Accident

PERCY B. MAJOR - Mess SGT 1971 - Died Jan 1979

ROBERT D. MATHIS-Cobra Crew Chief-1972-died 1 May 1995

TOM McGRAW - Darkhorse 11 - 71 -Died Nov 20, 1998 of Aneurysm

DANNY "NUMBNUTS" MILLER-Scout Door Gunner-1971 to 72-died 18 Oct 2000 Burn Victum

PETE MULTINE - Maintenance Platoon 1971-72 - Died Feb 1980

JACK NUTTER-Scout door gunner-Aug 72 to Jan 73-May 2005 heart attack

DANIEL OCHSNER - sp5 - Acft Mech - 1970 - Died May 1980

MERLIN "OLLIE" OLSEN - DarkHorse 35/36 70-71 Died Apr 18, 2001-Natural Causes

MINDALUZ ORDANIA- Maintenance-1970-died Feb 1995

RONALD D. PATTERSON - SP4 - 70-71 - Died Nov 1972

JAMES PEARCE - Outcast Crewchief - 1972-73 - died 26 Jul 03 - Helicopter Crash

KIM PERSYK - Company clerk - 1972 - Died 1996 of Heart Attack

JERRY N. POUCHER-Scout Crew Chief-1972-died 2 Jun 72 cancer

GARY N. POWERS-Motor Pool-1971 to 72-died 13 Jun 2002

MICHAEL SHADDOCK-DarkHorse 20 Died Jul 13, 2000

KENNETH P. SHRIVER - Darkhorse Pilot - 1972 - Died Feb 14, 1994 in AirCraft Accident

MICHAEL E. SMITH-Pilot-1971 to 72-died 17 Jul 1978

ROY SMITH - Maintenance Platoon 1971-72 - Died Oct 9, 1995

SCOTT SOAPER - SP4 - 1972 - Died Oct 12, 1981

JAMES SPENCER-Maintenance-1971-died 10 Nov 2002

ROD SPENCER - Acft Mech - 72-73 - Died Oct 1974

ROBERT STISH - Huey Crewchief/gunner 1971 - Died Mar 4, 1994

GARY STREETER - Maintenance Platoon 1971-72 - Died Feb 1991

G.S. TATE - SP4 - 70-71 - Died Jan 1987

LARRY C. THOMAS - Died Jan 1977

JAMES B. THOMPSON - 4 Horsemen DG - 71-72 - Died Apr 1, 1977

RONALD G. TIPTON - Hqs Platoon 1971-72 - Died Aug 1982

RON R. TUSSI - Mustangs Pilot - 72-73 - Died Aug 7, 1974 Acft Accident

CHRIS "TEX" WEDELL - Outcasts CE - 1971 Died Oct 1976 in an Oil Field Accident

DEAN WHITAKER-Cobra Pilot-1972 to 73-died 28 Dec 1974

ALBERT G. WILKENS-Cobra Pilot-1970-died 23 Aug 2003


Troop Unknown - Please help us

THOMAS N. WELSH JR. - SSG - Of Everett, WA - May 17, 1999


A salute and thank you to Dave Fesmire (Nov Deceased) for provideing information about D Trp, 1/4 and C Troop, 16th Cavalry.


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