Saturday, May 23, 2015

"You are only forgotten when you are no longer remembered - and we will never forget." written by Paul Glascock, SSgt.1972






Compiled is a list of Firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice Protecting Those who Defend America.  DOD Fire News will bring you some of the stories of Firefighters who gave their lives while fighting for our country.  


"You are only forgotten when you are no longer remembered - and we will never forget." Great Quote written by Paul Glascock, SSgt., USAF, 388th Tactical Fighter Wing, Korat RTAFB, Thailand 1972.


21-Jun-41 Rock Island Arsenal, IL Mr. LEO J. KELLY USA Structural Fire/Inhalation of fumes

2-Oct-48 Rhein Main AB, GE PFC JOHNNIE T. ORMS USAF Vehicle accident

5-Aug-50 Fairfield-Suisun AFB, CA SSgt JOHN E. MCCULLUM USAF Aircraft emergency incident (B-29)

5-Aug-50 Fairfield-Suisun AFB, CA Cpl DOYAL D. HANSTED USAF Aircraft emergency incident (B-29)

5-Aug-50 Fairfield-Suisun AFB, CA PFC WILLIAM R. VETTER USAF Aircraft emergency incident (B-29)

5-Aug-50 Fairfield-Suisun AFB, CA PVT EMILE G. BENDER JR. USAF Aircraft emergency incident (B-29)

5-Aug-50 Fairfield-Suisun AFB, CA PVT EDWARD GOINS USAF Aircraft emergency incident (B-29)

18-Nov-51 Yokota AB, Japan Sgt FORRIST D. CLAUDLE USAF Aircraft emergency incident (B-29)

18-Nov-51 Yokota AB, Japan Mr. CHOTARO MORITA USAF Aircraft emergency incident (B-29)

18-Nov-51 Yokota AB, Japan Sgt NEWTON P. MCDONALD USAF Aircraft emergency incident (B-29)

18-Nov-51 Yokota AB, Japan Mr. YASUO SATO USAF Aircraft emergency incident (B-29)

18-Nov-51 Yokota AB, Japan PFC HERMAN BREEDING, JR USAF Aircraft emergency incident (B-29)

18-Nov-51 Yokota AB, Japan Mr. SHIGERU TANAKA USAF Aircraft emergency incident (B-29)

18-Nov-51 Yokota AB, Japan Mr. ISAMU IKEDA USAF Aircraft emergency incident (B-29)

18-Nov-51 Yokota AB, Japan Mr. MASAKICHI TSUNODA USAF Aircraft emergency incident (B-29)

18-Nov-51 Yokota AB, Japan Mr. SHINPEI IZAWA USAF Aircraft emergency incident (B-29)

18-Nov-51 Yokota AB, Japan Mr. NOBORU YAMADA USAF Aircraft emergency incident (B-29)

19-Jan-52 Mather AFB, CA A1C. Donald G. DENKER USAF Aircraft emergency incident (F-86D)

6-Apr-54 George AFB, CA Mr. CARL C. CASE USAF Aircraft emergency incident (F-86D)

6-Apr-54 George AFB, CA TSgt JAMES C. FLOWERS USAF Aircraft emergency incident (F-86D)

22-Jan-61 Midway Island AM3 Ronald E. Blakeman USN Navy EC-121 slid into MB-5 Crash truck

22-Jan-61 Midway Island AB3 Gordon G. Blatchley USN Navy EC-121 slid into MB-5 Crash truck

22-Jan-61 Midway Island AN Robert J. Razey USN Navy EC-121 slid into Crash Fire MB-5 Crash truck

8-May-61 Altus AFB, OK A1C RUFUS L. MEACHUM USAF Vehicle accident – other (P-6)

21-Nov-61 Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. Civ Dale V Kelchner USAF Structural Fire/Collapse

21-Nov-61 Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. Civ William J Collins USAF Structural Fire/Collapse

15-May-62 Whiteman AFB, MO TSgt RICHARD EAST USAF Aircraft emergency incident (B-47)

15-May-62 Whiteman AFB, MO A1C WAYNE HOWER USAF Aircraft emergency incident (B-47)

15-May-62 Whiteman AFB, MO A1C JOSEPH PALOGIMA USAF Aircraft emergency incident (B-47)

15-May-62 Whiteman AFB, MO A1C PAUL RALLS USAF Aircraft emergency incident (B-47)

15-May-62 Whiteman AFB, MO A1C CHESTER TAYLOR USAF Aircraft emergency incident (B-47)







15-Jul-67Da Nang, S. Vietnam AMN JAMES H. PRICE from Price, Winchester, IL

15-Jul-67Da Nang, S. Vietnam AMN JERALD K. SUMIDA from Kahului, HI

28-Apr-67Dong Ha, S. Vietnam Cpl ALBERT J ROSE USMC





8-May-68 Binh Thuy S. Vietnam SSgt JAMES E. SPICKLER USAF Aircraft emergency incident

19-Jun-68 Hoa, S. Vietnam Cpl ARLAN J KENNEDY, JR USMC


2-Sep-70 Da Nang,S. Vietnam SSgt BOBBY L. HOLZER USAF  Explosion

3-June-71  Chanute Air Force Base  A1C RICHARD CRINER USAF  Dormitory Fire.  



17-May-72 Korat, Thailand Mr. SAMARN BEONSARI USAF Aircraft emergency incident (F-105)

17-May-72 Korat, Thailand Mr. KARNCHIT PATIFASNA USAF Aircraft emergency incident (F-105)

17-May-72 Korat, Thailand Mr. NIPHON WANARAT USAF Aircraft emergency incident (F-105)

17-May-72 Korat, Thailand Mr. TAVIL TESKAUJANA USAF Aircraft emergency incident (F-105)

Dec-72 Williams AFB, AZ Mr. WILLIAM KASSHIEMER USAF Aircraft emergency response (0-11A)

19-Oct-73 NAS San Diego, CA Mr. Brian Lindsey USN Other Actvity (on-duty – not classified)

19-Oct-73 NAS San Diego, CA Mr. Stanley Hertel USN Other Actvity (on-duty – not classified)

Oct-73 NALF San Clemente Island, CA Mr. Stephen Stiftner USN Other Actvity

18-Dec-74 Buckley AFB, CO SSgt WILBER UNRUH USAF POL tank emergency incident

21-Jul-76 F.E. Warren AFB, WY Mr. KENNETH D. DOUBLE USAF Aircraft training incident

17-Mar-77 Altus AFB, OK Mr. WARD SUMMITT USAF Other activity – (on-duty – not classified)

20-Dec-77 Vandenberg AFB, CA Mr. BILLY J BELL USAF Wildland emergency incident

20-Dec-77 Vandenberg AFB, CA Mr. EUGENE C. COOPER USAF Wildland emergency incident

Dec-79 Williams AFB, AZ MSgt JAMES ? WOODS USAF Other activity – (on-duty – not classified)

13-Feb-80 Dyess AFB, TX Mr. DEAN CHAPMAN USAF Other – P-13 reservicing operation

04-Mar-81 NAS – Norfolk, VA Mr. WILLAIM B. TRAVIS USN Other activity – (on-duty – not classified)

15-Jun-81 F.E. Warren AFB, WY Mr. CHARLES R. KUHNS USAF Other activity

1981 Davis Monthan AFB,AZ/span> A1C Ronald J. McNeeley USAF Aircraft training incident

Aug-82 Blythville AFB, AR A1C MONEX ? THOMAS USAF Aircraft training incident – (F-6)

28-Dec-83 Laughlin AFB, TX Mr. LUIS T. OSTEEN USAF Other activity – (on-duty – not classified)

7-Apr-86 Tonapah Site, NV TSgt WILLIAM C. HARTSELL USAF Aircraft training incident –(P-4)

21-Apr-88 F.E. Warren AFB, WY Amn STEVEN L. HUITT USAF Structural training incident

27-Sep-88 NAB- Little Creek, VA Captain ROBERT “BOBBY” L HOEFLEIN USN Rescue Operations

10-Jan-90 Carswell AFB, TX A1C JAMES E WHITE USAF Aircraft training incident (Halon related)

11-Jun-95 Sheppard AFB, TX A1C CHRISTOPHER REZAC USAF POL tank emergency incident

11-Jun-95 Sheppard AFB, TX Mr. RICHARD HOGAN USAF POL tank emergency incident

20-Mar-98 MCAS Yuma, AZ LCpl JOSEPH E. JULIANO USMC

18-Sep-98 Laughlin AFB, TX SrA DONALD A. TROTOCHAUD USAF Vehicle accident – other (P-18)

28-Oct-99 Prince Sultan Air Base, SA TSgt THOMAS R O’FLAHRITY ANG HEART ATTACK

4-Sep-00 Yuma Az Cpl Daniel H. YAKIN USMC Vehicle Accident

4-Dec-02 FORT RUCKER, Ala Mr. Kerry G Neis, USA Vehicle accident – other

20-Feb-03 Kingsley Field ANG Base, OR Mr. LARRY A. BROWN USAF Died of Heart Attack

31-Dec-03 Submarine Base Groton Ct Mr. KENNETH JEFFREY USN Medical Emergency on Duty

10-Apr-03  Kuwait-Iraq border CIV ROBERT GRIMM, was killed in a vehicle accident 

16-Aug-04 MCAS Beaufort, SC. Cpl ROBERT (Bobby) M WEBER,Jr. USMC Other activity


11-Nov-05 Ft Hood Mr. Chad E. Wessels USA Vehicle rollover

24-Sept.-05  Al Taqaddum, Iraq Sgt/FF Brian E. Dunlap USMC  lost his life while in combat.  

7-Jan-09 Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. Mr. MARTY SPARKS USAF Heart Attack-Retuning for response

26-Sep-09 Thule AB, Greenland Mr. Torben O. Andersen USAF Heart attack

11-Feb-11 Kadena AB, Japan A1C DEREK KOZOROSKY USAF Vehicle Accident--backing incident

13-Aug-11 NSA Naples, Italy Mr. ROBERTO NOCERA USN Medical Emer on Duty-Passed at Hospital

13-Jan-12 NSA Naples, Italy Mr. LUIGI RULLO USN Medical Emer on Duty-Passed at Hospital

4-Jul-12 White Draw fire (near Edgemont, SD Lt. Col PAUL K. MIKEAL USAF Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft-MAFFS-7-Home Base 145th Charlotte NC

4-Jul-12 White Draw fire (near Edgemont, SD Maj JOSEPH M. McCORMICK USAF Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft-MAFFS-7-Home Base 145th Charlotte NC

4-Jul-12 White Draw fire (near Edgemont, SD Maj RYAN S. DAVID USAF Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft-MAFFS-7-Home Base 145th Charlotte NC

4-Jul-12 White Draw fire (near Edgemont, SD SMSgt ROBERT S. CANNON USAF Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft-MAFFS-7-Home Base 145th Charlotte NC

6-Apr-12 Combat Readiness Ctr, Gulfport, MS MSgt KEVIN L. JOHNSON USAF Wildland Fire

16-May-13 Ft Benning, GA Mr. James STANLEY USA Vascular Rupture--Pending

17-Jun-13 QUONSET ANG BASE R.I. Mr. EDWARD V. VANNER JR. USAF Medical Emergency

30-May-14 NDW, Joint Base Anacostia-Bowling Mr. JOHN MCDONALD USN Medical Emergency

26-Jul-15 Station 27 NCANG Cabarrus County Civ Captain Mr. Alan Hicks Medial Emergency 






If you know of a name not on the list please contact me at DODFireNews@gmail.com