Grave marker for Thomas E. Wogan in Section B, Lot 151,
grave 4 of Woodlawn Cemetery, Westbrook (Cumberland county), Maine.
Thomas enlisted in the Army at Portland, ME on 17
December 1941, perhaps in direct response to the attack on Pearl Harbor
which occurred 10 days earlier.
On 24 February 1944 Pvt Wogan was attached to Service
Company, 508th PIR from an unknown source. Then on 2 March he was
transferred to Company H.
He was listed as MIA on 6 June 1944 but his status was
changed on 29 June to being seriously wounded on 6 June and then
hospitalized. An entry in the diary of Lt. Ralph DeWeese said
"Wogan was hit in the shoulder in the very first firefight."
The wound was apparently severe as on 27 September
1944 Pvt Wogan was taken off the 508th rolls and transferred to the
hospital's Detachment of Patients. He did not return to the