Dawn Kilpatrick, 39, an Army sergeant major who served as special assistant for public affairs to the secretary of the Army, died of cervical cancer May 23 at her home in Herndon, eight days after her military retirement.
Mrs. Kilpatrick was born in Endicott, N.Y. She joined the Army in 1979. She was a master parachutist with 650 jumps and for two years was a member of the Golden Knights, the Army's parachute demonstration team.
She was sergeant major of public affairs at XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, N.C., and she edited three post newspapers, the Hawaii Army Weekly at Fort Shafter, Hawaii; The Bayonet at Fort Benning, Ga.; and the Paraglide at Fort Bragg.
About 10 years ago, she was assigned to the Pentagon, where she was assistant chief of Army newspapers, public affairs noncommissioned officer for the sergeant major of the Army and spokesman for the U.N. operations in Somalia. She was personal public affairs officer of Army Secretary Togo D. West Jr., currently secretary of veterans affairs, and was the first enlisted service member to serve in that capacity.
Her awards included two Legions of Merit, three Meritorious Service Medals, the Joint Services Commendation Medal and the Army Commendation Medal.
Her marriage to Gary B. Kilpatrick ended in divorce.
Survivors include her son, Bradley Kilpatrick of Herndon; her mother, Dawn Irene Langevin of Boca Raton, Fla.; her father, Kenneth Eugene Russell of Cheyenne, Wyo.; a sister, Norma Russell of Herndon; two half sisters, Holly Newberry of Boca Raton and Connie Titzler of Las Cruces, N.M.; and a half brother, Mark Russell of Cheyenne.
William R. Bond Sr.
William R. Bond Sr., 81, who retired in 1981 as principal of Bell Vocational High School, died of respiratory failure May 26 at Washington Hospital Center. He had a lung ailment.
Mr. Bond, a resident of Washington for more than 50 years, began his 35-year career in the D.C. schools at Kelly Miller Junior High School. He taught shop and electrical courses there and at Armstrong, Phelps and Bell Vocational high schools. At Bell, he was also a counselor and assistant principal.
He also instructed Peace Corps volunteers and served on a technical assistance team teaching in Indonesia. He worked summers as an independent electrical contractor.
Mr. Bond was born in Richmond and raised on Army posts in this country and abroad. He was a graduate of Virginia State University, where he also taught electrical engineering. He received a master's degree in educational administration from American University.
Mr. Bond served in the Navy during World War II.
He was a member of Jones Memorial United Methodist Church, where he served on the administrative board and as treasurer and sang in three choirs. He was also a member of the Methodist Men and a volunteer with the Boy Scouts.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby Harrison Bond of Washington; three sons, Kenneth R. Bond of Washington, Dr. William R. Bond Jr. of Silver Spring and Richard G. Bond of Burtonsville; and six grandchildren.
Albert H. Gailliot Jr.
Computer Support Specialist
Albert H. Gailliot Jr., 55, a computer technical support specialist, died of cancer June 1 at the home of a sister in Alexandria.
Mr. Gailliot was born in Alexandria and graduated from George Washington High School there. From 1966 to 1968, he served in the Army, including duty in Vietnam, and he received a Purple Heart.
Returning to Alexandria, he studied computer hardware support at Control Data Institute. In 1972, he left the Washington area to work at the University of Vermont in Burlington, and in 1980 he relocated to the Boston area. At the time of his death, he was living in Sharon, Mass., and working at the Nipon Printing Systems of Billerica, Mass.
Survivors include his wife of almost 30 years, Colette A. Gailliot of Sharon; his mother, Emma Lee Gailliot of Alexandria; six sisters; and three brothers.