Visitation for CSM (Ret) Max B. Ogas will be on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Copperas Cove from 10:30am to 12:30pm, with burial to follow at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery with full military honors.
Max was born on June 25, 1930 to Max and Mary Barrous Ogas in Morenoi, Arizona and he passed away October 14, 2013 in Temple.
Max joined the Army at the age of 16. He was in combat in Korea and Vietnam. He was a soldier's soldier-combat leader. He was stationed at Ft. Hood, Ft. Knox, and Ft. Polk. Duty stations also included Germany and Panama. He was 1st BDE CSM of 6th Air Cav. His decorations and awards include the National Defense Service Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster; World War II Victory Medal; Silver Star Medal; Presidential Unit Commendation; Korean Service Medal w/1 Silver Service Star & 3 Bronze Service Stars; Valorous Unit Award; United Nations Service Medal; Bronze Star Medal w/ "V" device & 2 Oak Leaf Clusters; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal; Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry w/ Palm; Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Commendation; Purple Heart Medal; Army Commendation Medal w/2 Oak Leaf Clusters; Vietnam Service Medal w/ 1 Silver Service Star; Good Conduct Medal Clasp, Silver, 2 Loops Air Medal w/ Numerals 8 & "V" Device; Legion of Merit.
Max met his wife C.J. at Ft. Knox where she was going to Cooks & Bakers School while she was enlisted in the Air Force. They were married in 1953. Max retired from the Army in 1976 at the rank of CSM.
Max also worked at the Ft. Hood Post Office and retired from there in 1993.
Max is preceded in death by two sons; Max and John Paul and his parents.
He will be greatly missed by his wife C.J., His Son Joseph Scott Ogas of Copperas Cove, Five Grandchildren and 1 Great Grandson.
Words of comfort may be left for the family at www.crawfordbowers.org.
Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home of Copperas Cove has been entrusted with arrangements.