LIEUTENANT COLONEL (R)
BRONZE STAR MEDAL W/ “V” DEVICE
Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Laddie Logan was born April 16, 1934 in Jonesboro, AR. He received his BSA in 1957 in Agri Business of then-Arkansas State College, and earned his Master of Business Administration degree from Arkansas State University in 1979. He also earned a Ph.D., from the University of Memphis. While a student at Arkansas State, he was a member of Sigma Pi social fraternity and Beta Gamma Sigma honor society.
Upon graduation, he received an ROTC commission as a Second Lieutenant into the U.S. Army; branched Infantry. Upon completion of the Airborne and Ranger schools Laddie Logan spent the next 20 years on active duty serving worldwide and retiring from the Army with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in July 1977. While on active duty, LTC Logan served in a number of important positions which include; Intelligence Officer supervising the intelligence gathering activities of a 500 man Army Separate brigade during combat operations. He served as Operations Officer & Plans Officer coordinating the operations and war plans for a 70,000 man Army Corps to include the intelligence, personnel, medical, signal, engineer, transportation of supply, fire support, and electronic supporting plans. LTC Logan completed two one-year tours in Vietnam, one as Senior Ranger Advisor to 5th Ranger group and South Vietnamese Ranger Command.
LTC Logan’s Awards and Decorations include: Three Legion of Merit medals, the Meritorious Service medal, a Purple Heart, the Bronze Star medal with valor device and two oak leaf clusters, the Combat Infantryman badge, two Air Medals, The Army Commendation Medal, Parachutist badge, Ranger tab, Vietnamese Ranger badge, Vietnam Service medal with four Bronze Service stars, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Silver Star and Palm device. Upon retiring from the military LTC Logan earned additional degrees; a Master of Business Administration Degree in 1979 from Arkansas State University and a Doctorate in Marketing from the University of Memphis. Dr. Logan taught at Arkansas State University in the College of Business, Department of Management and Marketing, from 1979 until retiring in 2000.
LTC Logan passed away Dec 7, 2013 and was preceded in death by his wife Mona March of 2007. He is survived by his son, William P. Logan and daughter, Ramona Marie “Mimi” Logan of Houston, TX.