Michael Paul Hogan
Published in Dayton
Daily News on March 17, 2013
Paul decorated career Army Veteran, passed away on March 8, 2013. Mike
was born in New York City to Michael & Selma Hogan on July 6, 1918.
A talented baseball player, Mike pitched for the Dover team in the Eastern
Shore League before being called up to the Baltimore Orioles in 1940.
Uncle Sam came calling at the same time and Mike ended up in the 187th
Paratrooper Regiment. During that time he made more than 30 jumps behind
enemy lines and earned the nickname "Iron Mike".
One of his more colorful exploits came when he "commandeered"
a Korean railroad train to move a Battalion 25 miles through the mountains
earning him the title of "Rail Road President".
Retiring from the Army as a Major, he continued working at Wright Patterson
Air Force Base as an Army/Air Force Liaison officer.
Eventually he left for a life of dog walking, golf, playing poker with
his buddies and an evening cigar on the patio.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his older brother: Freddie.
His ready smile and soft spot for the underdog will be greatly missed
by his wife of 70 years: Margaret, his daughters: Pat Whitaker (Dick)
of St. Louis, MO, Kathy Barnett (Stuart) of Chicago, IL, Eileen Krynzel
of Centerville, Maureen Poe (Craig) of Atlanta, GA and Debby DeLashmet
(Bart) of Jackson, MS.
Pop Pop will also be missed by grandchildren: Christine, Jeffery, Drew,
Jonathan, Bobby, Todd, Keith, Courtney, Adam, Kurt and Mike and numerous
Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Arrangements
in care of Newcomer Funeral Home - South Chapel.
As Mike would say, "Old soldiers never die, they just fade away."