IN MEMORY OF LOST FRAG COMRADES 

2022

Robert M. Hoopes, Fountain, CO

Bob passed away suddenly on April 30, 2022 from heart failure. He was 62 years of age and was one of our founding members from 2000 who spent a lot of time over the years helping to build the 1st and 2nd version of FRAG's Battlefield.  Bob was a Veteran, having served in the US Army from May 1978 to June 1992 and was stationed all over the world, including 3 postings to Ft. Carson in Colorado Springs. He reached the rank of Sergeant during his service.  Bob was a faithful longtime club member, a highly skilled modeler and very good friend. You could always count on Bob Hoopes when you needed him. He will be sorely missed.  His obituary can be viewed at https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/name/robert-hoopes-obituary?id=34626323    

 

2018

Jim Koenig, Denver, CO

Jim became a member of FRAG in the summer of 2015.  He passed away from complications of cancer on June 25, 2018.  He was well known for his humor and dedication to the club.  Before his passing he left his one and only RC tank, a Tamiya Sherman, to the club with instructions that it be used as a loaner to visitors in the hopes that it would encourage them to join. Jim was a US Army Veteran. 

2014

Barry M. Lange, Aurora, CO  

Barry joined FRAG in 2012 and passed away at age 50 on Jan 16, 2014. He was a USAF Veteran and was laid to rest at Ft. Logan National Cemetery.  Barry favored Russian tank models but also had a few German and American models.  Barry was a long time friend of member, James Hammond.

 

2003

Frank  Zouyras; Castle Rock, CO

Frank was a young man when struck down by cancer.  He moved from New Jersey to Colorado in 2002 and joined FRAG.  He was an expert in flying RC aircraft and found RC tanks to be a "gentler form of the hobby", which he said meant that you rarely crashed a tank!!  😊   Frank is credited with designing the FRAG conversion tip of installing two push buttons on the outside rear top of an RC transmitter for independent firing control of the MG and Cannon function.  Frank was only with FRAG for a year, but made a lasting impact on us all.