Samuel Lapsley Ogdenwas born on 22 July 1917 in Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee. He was the son of Harry Purple Ogden and Elsie Kay Lapsley. The attended Knoxville High School and the University of Tennessee.
Captain Ogden served as officer in the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, from 1940 until killed in action, January 3, 1945, while in Command of 3rd Battalion, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment. He participated in the landings in Africa, Sicily, Italy and Normandy. He was Killed In Action in Fontainebleau, Belgium in the Battle of the Bulge.

Buried at Highland Memorial Cemetery, Knoxville

Pictures from the University of Tennessee Yearbook  1939

  • Rank: Captain
  • Date of birth:
  • 22 July 1917
  • Date of death: 3 January 1945
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division
  • Theater: Europe/North Africa
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Normandy, Battle of the Bulge
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Highland Memorial Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Top Panel
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