Category Archives: In Memory Of

James D. ‘Kit’ Carson Lt Col, USAF (Ret)

February 3, 1932 – April 27, 2021 Born in New Dover, Ohio to Esther and Don Carson. Graduated High School in Bellefontaine, OH and The Ohio State University. He was an Eagle Scout and a Shriner. He was also a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and while there operated a photography studio. In…
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James ‘Jim’ Gary

James 'Jim' Gary, 87, passed away on Sunday, September 27, 2020, at Creekside Villas in Waynesville, North Carolina. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 60 years, Peggy, who passed away in 2016. He is survived by his sons, James Russell Gary of Telico Plains, TN and Jeffrey Thomas Gary (wife, Shelda),…
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In Memory of Our Fellow Air Commandos

We are very sadden by the loss of our great comrades and friends, may they rest in peace. David Booher Leonard A. Butler Michael C. Counts Donald Craig Allen Eakle James F. Egbert Sr. Gene Eller Brian S. Forder James 'Jim' Gary Alfred S. Gummerson Harold Hitt Charles Holden George Jennings Joseph Kerr Jerome Klingaman…
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Lt Col Jerome “Jerry” W. Klingaman

With heavy hearts we report Lt. Col. Jerome “Jerry” W. Klingaman departed on his final sortie during the evening of March 8, 2021. Our condolences, hearts, and prayers are with the Klingaman family. Memorial service plans will be announced at the end of March. Jerry served on active duty for 22 years in the Air…
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Col James D. Shaffer

James Dennis “Shaff” Shaffer, 61, died January 31, 2021 at his home in Shalimar, Florida, with his wife and daughter by his side. Jim was born November 30, 1959, to James Shaffer and Sue Henthorn in Beaver, Pennsylvania. Jim graduated from Oak Glen High School in 1977 and from the United States Air Force Academy…
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CMSgt Alfred S. Gummerson

March 12, 1930 - November 2, 2020 CMSgt Alfred S. Gummerson, USAF, Retired, 90, widower of Miriam K. Gummerson, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 2, 2020, at the home of his daughter. Born March 12, 1930, in Newton, New Jersey, he was a son of the late Stanley Gummerson and the late Margaret Begraft.…
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Leonard “Len” Anthony Butler

Leonard "Len" Anthony Butler, Colonel, USAF (ret.), resident of O'Fallon, Ill., passed away peacefully at Sycamore Village Assisted Living in Swansea, Ill., on his 80th birthday, July 23, 2020. Born in Baltimore City, Md., Len was the youngest of three boys who grew up camping, swimming, visiting Ocean City, attending Catholic School, and getting into…
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James R. ‘Chilli’ Wills

January 23, 1936 - June 1, 2020 James Ronald Wills affectionately known as Ronnie, Chilli, Jim, Dad, Daddy, Pop, Pa, Poppi, Grandad, Papa, and Grand- papa of Elk Grove, California (formerly of Lancaster, Calif.) was welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven on Monday, June 1, 2020. He was surrounded by Mintie, his wife of 63…
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Col James Kyle 1932-2020

James H. Kyle "Jim" Colonel, USAF (Ret) passed away peacefully on May 4, 2020 in Honolulu, HI. Professionally, Jim (also known as "Kimo" among his buddies) will be remembered for his leadership and ingenuity in the development and tactics incorporating infrared lighting and night vision devices in support of Special Operations Forces. He was awarded…
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Memorial Day 2020 Remembrances

The ACA would like to give the following members one last slow final salute. Each Memorial Day the ACA attends a ceremony here in the Florida Panhandle. We did not receive word about one this year due to the Covid-19 health crisis, but we still want to honor our members and their service to this…
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