Virtual AFSA Memorial Plaque

In December 2019, after a 12-year research effort, the AFSA Governing Board approved the inscription of 48 additional names of colleagues dating back to 1794 whose deaths in the line of duty were unknown to AFSA when the original Memorial Plaque was unveiled in 1933. An additional 21 historical names were approved in May and June 2020. Until such time that additional space can be added to display those names in the C Street lobby, they are memorialized here.

Click on a name to read more about an honoree.

Samuel Shaw
Tropical Disease – India 1794

 
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Oliver Hazard Perry
Yellow Fever – Atlantic Ocean 1819

 
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Robert Sterry
Shipwreck – Atlantic Ocean 1820

 
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Robert Lowry
Tropical Fever – Venezuela 1826

 
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James A. Holden
Lost at Sea – Atlantic Ocean 1827

 
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William Tudor
Tropical Disease – Rio de Janeiro 1830

 
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James Shannon
Yellow Fever – Guatemala 1832

 
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John Miercken
Lost at Sea – Atlantic Ocean 1832

 
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James James
Yellow Fever – Mexico 1834

 
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James Thornton
Dysentery – Callao, Peru 1838

 
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Daniel Brent
Typhoid Fever – Paris, France 1841

 
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Felix Suau
Killed in Earthquake – Guadeloupe 1843

 
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William Murphy
Yellow Fever – Republic of Texas 1844

 
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Tilghman Howard
Yellow Fever – Republic of Texas 1844

 
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Richard Belt
Epidemic Fever – Matamoros, Mexico 1844

 
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A. M. Green
Yellow Fever – Republic of Texas 1844

 
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John Howden
Yellow Fever – Bermuda 1853

 
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Hector Ames
Fever – Mexico 1853

 
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Samuel Collings
Tropical Disease – Tangier, Morocco 1855

 
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William McCracken
Tropical Disease – La Unión, El Salvador 1857

 
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William Venable
Cholera – Guatemala 1857

 
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Edward Ely
Dysentery – Bombay, India 1858

 
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James Torbut
Yellow Fever – St. Thomas 1858

 
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John Amory
Cholera – Calcutta, India 1860

 
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William Stapp
Yellow Fever – Pernambuco, Brazil 1860

 
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Henricus Heusken
Murdered – Edo, Japan 1861

 
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Isaiah Thomas III
Lost at Sea – Atlantic Ocean 1862

 
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William R. Williams
Yellow Fever – Para, Brazil 1862

 
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William Baker
Murdered – Mazatlán, Mexico 1862

 
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William Thayer
Malaria – Alexandria, Egypt 1864

 
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William Irvin
Cholera – Amoy, China 1865

 
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Alexander McKee
Dysentery – Panama City, Colombia 1865

 
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Jose Casagemas
Cholera – Barcelona, Spain 1865

 
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William Little
Yellow Fever – Panama City, Colombia 1867

 
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Louis Prevost
Yellow Fever – Guayaquil, Ecuador 1867

 
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Edward Conner
Dysentery – Mexico 1867

 
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Edward Maynard
Yellow Fever – Turks Island 1868

 
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William Smiley
Cholera – Uruguay 1868

 
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Charles Ballard
Dysentery – Zanzibar 1874

 
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Henry Sawyer
Murdered – Paramaribo, Suriname 1877

 
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Frank Frye
Tropical Fever – Roatán, Honduras 1879

 
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Elphus Rogers
Yellow Fever – Veracruz, Mexico 1881

 
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Alexis Kustel
Lost at Seat – Pacific Ocean 1883

 
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Seth Phelps
Tropical Disease – Peru 1885

 
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Allen Francis
Railway Accident – St. Thomas, Canada 1887

 
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John Miller
Smallpox – Brazil 1887

 
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Alexander Clark
Fever – Monrovia, Liberia 1891

 
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Thomas Newson
Smallpox – Spain 1893

 
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Hiram Lott
Dysentery – Managua, Nicaragua 1895

 
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James Fox
Yellow Fever – Antigua 1895

 
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Thomas Gibson
Smallpox – Beirut, Lebanon 1896

 
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William Ashby
Boating Accident – Colón, Colombia 1898

 
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Robert Moseley
Malaria – Japan 1900

 
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John Carter Ingersoll
Dysentery – Colón, Colombia 1903

 
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Benjamin Johnson
Dysentery – Honduras 1903

 
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William Stuart
Murdered – Batum, Russia 1906

 
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John O’Keefe
Malaria – Buenaventura, Colombia 1938

 
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Louis Sussdorff, Jr.
Automobile Accident – Germany 1940

 
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Frederick Eyssell
Typhoid Fever – Colombia 1942

 
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Homer White
Airplane Crash – Nigeria 1945

 
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Carlin Treat
Airplane Crash – Morocco 1946

 
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George Atcheson, Jr.
Airplane Crash – Pacific Ocean 1947

 
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George Henderson
Airplane Crash – Shannon, Ireland 1948

 
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Richard Dunning
Airplane Crash – Liberia 1951

 
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Willard Fisher, Jr.
Airplane Crash – Tanganyika 1953

 
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Joseph Capozzi
Airplane Crash – Cameroon 1962

 
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Nicole Boucher
Airplane Crash – Cameroon 1963

 
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Henry H. Ford
Automobile Accident – Frankfurt, West Germany 1965

 
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Donald Leahy
Murdered – Equatorial Guinea 1971