Retired Marine Col. Frank Henry Vogel, 62, an official of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and a combat veteran of World War II, died Sunday at his home in Rockville after a heart attack.
During World War II, Col. Vogel served in the Pacific theater with the 3rd Marine Division. He participated in the Bougainville operation of the Solomon Islands campaign, for which he was awarded the Silver Star.
After the war, he served in China, where he was in charge of a military police unit in Peking. He also was assigned to Okinawa and Japan, as commanding officer of a Mirent battalion.
Col. Vogel held several other field and staff positions, including his last assignment as a Marine aide to the secretary of the Navy here, before retiring from the Marines in 1963.
He then became a civilian employe of the federal government working in the field of civilian defense. Before joining The Federal Emergency Management Agency, he worked for the Defense Civil Preparedness Agency. He was director for state and local affairs in the operations support division of FEMA at the time of his death.
Col. Vogel was born in Columbus, Ohio, and earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Ohio State University.
He was a member of the Retired Officers Association.
Survivors include his wife, Ann B., and two daughers, Sally and Betsi, all of Rockville; a son, Thomas B., of Manassas; another daughter, Nancy McAndres of Windsor, Ontario; a sistr, Mary Jeffries of New Albany, Ohio; four brothers, Dr. Robert, of Dayton, Ohio, T. Andrew, of Chillicothe, Ohio, John, of Cincinnati, and Dr. Thomas T., of Columbus, and two grandchildren.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the American Heart Association.