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.
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
Sir, as long as free men walk the face of this earth, your service will be remembered and revered. RIP.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our sincere condolences to Kathie and Leslie.
We are deeply saddened by the loss of John.we
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.
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.
My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of need.
Kathie, Our deepest sympathy. We will miss "The General" but we will aways remember his service to our country and his family.