More detail on this person: LTC J Logan Fagner USAF Ret. passed away peacefully in his home
Friday, April 14, 2017, at the age of 91. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 27,
2017, at Columbus Avenue Baptist Church located at 1300 Columbus Avenue in Waco, Texas.
Memorials may be made to the Geology Field Course Fund through the McLennan Community College
Foundation by calling 254-299-8606 or to the Columbus Avenue Baptist Church.
J enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force in 1945 during World War II. While stationed at James Connally
Air Force Base in Waco, Texas, he met Peggy Shepard and they married on August 18, 1950, at
Westover AFB, Massachusetts. J was a pilot and helicopter rescue pilot in the USAAF and the USAF.
He served in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. During his service, J was highly decorated, receiving the
Distinguished Flying Cross among many other military distinctions. Before taking a command in
Vietnam, Lt. Col. Fagner also served as the attaché for the Secretary of the Air Force at the
Pentagon. In 1975, Lt. Col. Fagner retired after serving our country for over 30 years.
J was a dedicated and loving father of three sons including Rob, Gary, and Scott. J enjoyed six
grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was a vibrant yet gentle, caring, loving, and
selfless man. J loved traveling with his family, was an avid astronomer, and, was an active member
of the USAF Helicopter Pilot Association. J and Peggy hosted numerous international Baylor
University students who are now considered family. J was a dedicated member of the Columbus Avenue
Baptist Church and volunteered as a mentor in the Kid's Hope program.
Special thanks to Providence Hospice team including the staff, nurses, and nurse's aids who provided
exceptional care for J's final days,
Earlier this afternoon I received a call from Peg Fagner, a very close friend for over 55 years, to
tell me that her husband, J. Logan Fagner passed away last Friday afternoon at their home in Valley
Mills, Texas. They are in the process of an obituary for their local newspaper. They had been
married for over 65 years. J flew rescue helicopter missions in Korea in 1951. I believe that he was
awarded the DFC for a rescue that year. I will ask Peg at later date. I was a very close friend and
he never shared that mission. He was a great man and I will miss calling and talking with him.
From: Chuck Smith, Phoenix, AZ
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