Arlington Memorial Ceremony

Arlington Memorial Service

During the 1987 Denver Convention, a proposal was made to hold a commemorative ceremony at the Arlington National Cemetery to honor all deceased AFOSI Special Agents. The proposal was approved unanimously and responsibility delegated to the National Capital Chapter.

The First AFOSISA Memorial Service was conducted at Arlington National Cemetery on August 2, 1988. A wreath was laid at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by then President-Elect James Doyle, Mrs. Roy C Tucker Jr. and Mrs. Rudolph Schellhammer. A formal program followed in the Amphitheater with the eulogy given by Brig General Francis R Dillon, AFOSI/CC. A reception followed at the Fort Meyers Officer Club. Approximately 250-300 persons attended, including 26 widows.