Norman Vogel - Lieutenant

Rank: Lieutenant
Date Of Death: Dec 1, 1941
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Clearfield, Iowa
Gold Star Hall - Wall Location: Northwest Wall (by Entrance Door)


Norman was born in St. Joseph, Missouri and lived for a time in Clearfield, Iowa. He graduated from nearby Blockton High School, where he was active in class plays and music. He liked horseback riding and worked for the Blockton Electrical Company before coming to Iowa State College.

While at Iowa State, Norman was in the R.O.T.C. and the Cadet Officer's Association. He graduated in 1937 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Afterward, he did six weeks for field artillery training to become a candidate for commission in the Field Artillery Reserve. 

Norman died from cancer at the Walter Reed Hospital in Washington D.C. on December 1, 1941. At the time of his death, he had just been transferred from Field Artillery to the Signal Corps. He was married to Elenor S. Vogel and a son named Jon Karl Vogel.