McLogan, Edward Austin


McLogan, Edward Austin
Edward Austin McLogan
Monique Castria
Edward McLogan was born in Flint, Michigan on April 2, 1920. He entered the Army as a Second Lieutenant after graduating from the University of Michigan in 1942. He was eventually sent to the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific. Since he was single at the time and 23, he volunteered for Merrill's Marauders. He spent time in Burma on some very dangerous assignments. At one battle, Lt. McLogan decided to pull his platoon back to a less vulnerable position. At dawn they heard cries of "Banzai" and Death to the Americans." The Japanese followed with a barrage of grenades on the position previously held by Lt. McLogan's platoon. They let the Japanese come down to within 15 yards before opening up. The discharge of 40+ weapons was devastating to the Japanese. During his service, Ted received a Bronze Star, a Purple Heart and a Combat Infantry Badge. He is a member of the Ranger Hall of Fame. Ted was a Captain and later in the Michigan Army Reserves was promoted to Major.
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Dates of Service
United States Army; F Company, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division; World War, 1939-1945; Second World War - Pacific Theater; Captain
Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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Spatial Coverage
Second World War - Pacific Theater
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