Created: Wed, 11 Sep 2013 08:55:00 EST
Updated: Thu, 12 Sep 2013 10:47:43 EST
American flags marking the memorial for a Macon native that died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks signify that 12 years later neighbors on Overlook Drive have not forgotten.
The quiet neighborhood off Forest Hill Road and Vineville Avenue still honors Army Major Wallace Cole Hogan Jr. He's the 40-year-old Macon native who was killed in the Pentagon during the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Hogan's now deceased father Wallace Sr. said back in 2002 that he was unprepared for the news.
"It's been tough, and hard to learn how to live with a broken heart," Wallace Sr. said.
Hogan spent 21 years in the army and was assigned as a general's aide two months before the attacks. He was at his desk in the west wing when Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon
"We tried to get in touch with our daughter-in-law and finally did, and she told us he had been in the area that was heavily damaged and presumed missing," Wallace Sr. said.
The army posthumously awarded Hogan the Purple Heart. The box holding the American flag given to hogan's parents, is decorated with medals earned during his career.
"He loved it, every minute of it," Wallace Sr. said.
Hogan left a wife in Virginia, his father has passed away, and WGXA has learned his mother has moved out of Middle Georgia.
Now all that's left is the memorial preserved by the neighborhood group on Overlook Drive.