Retired Army Col. Augustine M. Fragala Sr., 66, a veteran of both World War II and the Korean conflict, died Friday at Walter Reed Army Hospital after a heart attack.
Col. Fragala enlisted in the Army in 1940 and served with the Quartermaster Corps in the Pacific during World War II. He was in Korea during the conflict there. Later tours of duty included one with NATO in France. At the time he retired from active duty in 1971 he was assigned to the Army Materiel Command.
He held the Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster.
Since retiring from the Army he had worked as a salesman for Cherner Lincoln-Mercury at Tyson's Corner.
Col. Fragala was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Retired Officers Association.
He was a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., and a graduate of St. John's College in New York.
Col. Fragala had lived in North Springfield, Va., for the past 18 years.
Survivors include his wife, Catherine, of North Springfield; a daughter, Katherine Muzyka of Springfield; three sons, Augustine Jr., of Miramar, Fla., Dominic, of Memphis, Tenn., and Michael, of Reston; a brother, retired Army Col. James J., of Annandale; a sister, Jean Spina of Westbury, N.Y., and four grandchildren.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the National Kidney Foundations.