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First Name: Samuel

Last Name: Hogan

Birthplace: USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: San Antonio, TX
Middle Name: M.

Date of Birth: 09 November 1915

Date of Death: 03 May 2005

Rank: Colonel

Years Served:
Samuel Mason Hogan

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)
•  Korean War (1950 - 1953)


Samuel Mason Hogan

Colonel, U. S. Army

Silver Star

Headquarters, 3d Armored Division, General Orders No. 39 (1944)
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Lieutenant Colonel (Cavalry) Samuel Mason Hogan (ASN: 0-21094), United States Army, for gallantry in action as Commanding Officer of a Battalion of the 33d Armored Regiment, 3d Armored Division, in action on 4 August 1944.
Lieutenant Colonel Hogan, commanding a combat force with the mission of seizing and holding a key town, personally led his forces forward and inflicted heavy personnel and tank casualties on the enemy. Through his superior leadership and complete disregard for his own personal safety, his forces held this position in the face of heavy enemy fire of all types and halted a ferocious enemy counterattack. His personal leadership in this forward position accounted for the successful accomplishment of the mission with maximum casualties to the enemy and minimum losses to his own forces. Lieutenant Colonel Hogan's superior leadership, determination, and complete devotion to duty reflects great credit upon himself and is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service.

Origin of Nickname/Handle:

Texas WWII Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 316512   Created by: drjones46




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