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Colonel Robert Frank, USAF (Ret.)

I was Gen. Vogt's "senior USAF logistics officer" as a Major when he commanded Allied Air Forces Central Europe in the mid-1970's at Ramstein AB, Germany. I had many opportunities to work under his command during those extremely difficult days when the future of European allied air power effectiveness was on the line, and war in Central Europe was a very serious threat to the free world. Gen. Vogt's personal skills and leadership abilities were truly a gift from God. He was the right man at the right time for our organization.

Few, if any, could have matched or exceeded his remarkable leadership and command results (and I had the opportunity to see others try.)

I look forward to meeting him again in heaven as I have no doubt he was welcomed as a good and faithful servant.

11/29/2013

Col BIll McDonald USAF retired

Late though this is in his memory I chanced to read of his passing and it brought back a need to respond in thanks for having the great courage to send a massive SAR up north in June 1972 to get Roger Locher out after he was shot down. Thanks to a great general and hero.

10/12/2012

David J. Weeks

I was Gen.Vogt's crypto maintenance NCO at Nakhon Phanom RTAFB. I had the upmost respect for him as our air war leader and as a gentleman demonstrating grace while under extreme pressure. It was an honor to support him during the Vietnam War.
-former S/SGT David Weeks
1987 Comm Sq
Nakhon Phanom RTAFB
Retired NASA GS-15
Current SETA support to US Army Space and Missile Defense Command / Army Forces Strategic Command

10/31/2010

George Plunkett

Sir, as long as free men walk the face of this earth, your service will be remembered and revered. RIP.

08/10/2010

Patricia Vogt Reed

Uncle Johnny was my fathers big brother, and my father admired him greatly. My father, Robert W Vogt, always said how difficult it was to follow his smart brother through school. He will be missed.

Patti Vogt Reed

07/07/2010

A sympathy card has been sent to the family of General John William Vogt c/o Beckman-Williamson Funeral Homes and Crematory funeral home.

06/26/2010

Stanley K. Baker

I served with General Vogt as we downgraded 7th Air Force to United States Support Activities Group USSAG-Task Force Alpha at Nakhon Phanom, (NKP)Thailand. I briefed him nearly every morning, one-on-one (early) on the status missions. He was a mentor, coach, and an example for me to model my career - a true leader whose light will continue to shine in those whose lives he touched. Thank you, sir! MSgt Stanley "Stan" Baker, USAF Retired

05/25/2010

Janice Vogt

Dear Kathie,
I was so sorry to hear of the General's passing. I have fond memories of visiting you and the General when our brother, Bob, was graduating from the Naval Academy - sleeping on the boat, strawberries, the warmth of your hospitality, the laughter. I know how much you and the General mean to my mom and dad and to our family. He will be missed. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Janice Vogt

05/18/2010

Ellen Vogt Eisenstein

Kathie,
I remember my parents, Ralph and Eileen, telling me stories about the many fun times they shared with you and John. You and Leslie are in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time.

05/11/2010

Bob Medeirosm MSgt, USAF Retired

I seved in Vietnam when the General was the PACAF Commander. America has lost a great leader, a caing & compassionate man. Rest in Peace General, you've eraned it sir.

05/10/2010

Linda Tukey

Gen. John and my father Gen. Phil were very close and John gave such a wonderful eulogy for my Dad when he died. I so enjoyed John and Kathee in Melbourne, and my Mom was a frequent visitor to their house. I was always welcomed into their home. May all the pilots now fly free.

04/26/2010

Rev. Dr. Billy T. Lowe

I served as a messenger courier for Gen. Vogt after he took command of Seventh Air Force Vietnam. I truly respected him for the integrity he displayed in his responsibilities as a servant to our country. May God bless his family.

04/20/2010

Frank Samartino

You are a true hero. Thank you for your service and devotion to our country,Rest in Peace.

04/19/2010

Alan and Marge Vogt

Our sincere condolences to Kathie and Leslie.
We are deeply saddened by the loss of John.we

04/19/2010

Robert Vogt USN (Ret.)

General Vogt and Kathie opened their home to me and other family members when they lived in Annapolis, MD and I was attending the Naval Academy from 74-78. I recall visits listening to many stories and looking through albums of pictures depicting his incredible life and career in service to our country. A true hero.

04/19/2010

John & Clara Cleland

America has lost a great patriot who serveed her well with honor and dignity.John Vogt will be remembered by thoseof us who knew him as a rock solid military leader and a gallant gentleman. Kathie and Leslie, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

04/19/2010

Brian John Vogt

My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of need.

04/18/2010

Mary and Bob Chasse

Kathie, Our deepest sympathy. We will miss "The General" but we will aways remember his service to our country and his family.

04/18/2010

Dave and Peggy Kobey

Deepest sympathy

04/18/2010

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