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In Tribute to Maj. Wallace Cole Hogan
40 years old.   Residence: Florida
Died in Pentagon

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You dedicated your life to freedom and lost your life in service to your country! For a soldier there is no greater honor! I salute you, my brother in arms and I pray that in your sacrifice you have found peace in heaven!

*** Posted by SSGT. K. Geraci on 2011-09-11 ***


Throughout the years we have not forgotten you.

I remember your always bright and positive attitude, and how you encouraged me through survival training at the JOTB in Panama. To serving as a Company Commander in USARSO and the always fun CG Green Tab Runs!

Charlotte and I were honored to serve with you, and I often think of you when I get into my (same) Jeep and head to work.

You brought out the best in all those around you...

Andrew and Charlotte

*** Posted by Andrew Cole and Charlotte Hogan Cole on 2011-09-11 ***

Cole was a man of character, always had a positive word. He told me years ago he was proud of me, no we were proud of him! He is missed!

*** Posted by Hunter Hogan on 2011-09-07 ***


You are not forgotten and will always be remembered as a true warrior.


*** Posted by LTC Walt Grissom on 2008-07-11 ***

I consider Cole to have been my best friend. He may not have considered me that way because he had so, so many close friends. He was just that way.

I met Cole in 1990 when we were both in 20th Special Force Group and activated for Desert Storm at Fort Bragg, NC. We came onto active duty together in 1993, went through language training together and then both went to 1st Special Forces Group together. We deployed togther and trained together. He was single at the time but he often came to my house to hang out with me and my wife and three kids. He chose camping and boating with us over partying. He was just that way.
We separated when he went to Panama and I went to CA, but of course we stayed in touch. I could be at home or in a hotel in a foreign country and I was never surprised to pick up the phone any time of day or night and hear Cole at the other end. He kept a book in his pocket at all times with the contact information for every friend he had, some dating back to high school. Once a month or so he would pull it out and call them all just to stay in touch. If he didn't get me at home he would call my parents or my wife, or my unit, find out where I was and get the number somehow. He was just that way.

I didn't make it to his wedding because I was in graduate school and he was a nine hour drive away and the kids were in school as was my wife, and he made it too easy for me to excuse myself. I will always regret not going. I did go visit him a few months later after I graduated and before I left for an overseas assignment. I will always be grateful I made the effort and cherish those final photos. I was overseas with my two oldest kids, my wife was still in SC with our two youngest kids and pregnant with our fifth on 9/11. The attack was unbelievable, but no loss suffered that day was greater than the loss of Cole. Our daughter Colette was born a few months later.

Cole is the one person I know who I would readily entrust to lead my own sons in combat. He was just that way.
Pat, God bless you.

*** Posted by David Coffey on 2006-11-30 ***

I worked with Cole at Fort Lewis. We were both assigned to the same Special Forces Battalion. Although I did not know Cole well, I can say that he was a honorable officer and had a unique drive about serving in the Army Special Forces. I was shocked to see Cole's name on the list of 9-11 casualties, but knowing Cole, I'm sure he was trying to help others during that tragic event. I saw Cole's name on TV today and was glad I found this web site to add my memories of a fallen hero.

*** Posted by Steve Campbell on 2006-09-11 ***

I knew Cole when he lived in Hawaii. I was always impressed with Cole's ability to get along with the various ethnic groups here in the islands.  For a time he rented a room in Kalihi (a pretty rough part of Honolulu).  Most mainland haoles avoid Kalihi but Cole chose to live there and used to joke that being chased by the locals helped motivate him on his daily runs.  He was a police officer for a time and like most rookies was assigned to Waikiki.  We used to talk about the street people and the "ladies of the night" and how Cole would try and talk them into changing their ways.  He seemed puzzled that there were people who chose to waste their lives.  I think the realization that he couldn't turn their lives in another direction caused him to leave the police force and go on active duty with Special Forces. I saw Cole in the mid-1990s when he came through the islands and we got to together for lunch.  I will miss his enthusiam and zest for life.

*** Posted by A Friend on 2003-12-24 ***

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