Pagano, Edward G. - U.S. Army 

Unga, Alaska

Major General Edward Pagano was born 22 Apr 1926, his parents were Mike and Margaret (Hubley) Pagano.  He married Rosemary.

Edward enlisted in the U.S. Army Oct 1944, he served in the Asiatic Pacific and the invasion of Okinawa. He was assigned to the Philippine Scouts and discharged Dec 1946.  In 1954 he enlisted into the Alaska Army National Guard.   He was stationed in Juneau as the operations and training officer for the AK Army National Guard in 1964.  Edward returned to active duty in the U.S Army and in 1971 he was named state director for the fiscal and procurement office for the Selective Service System.  In 1974, he transferred out of state to fill the position of selective service regional director in many areas throughout the country.    Edward retired as a colonel in the US Army in 1982 and was appointed AK Adjutant General of AK National Guard 6 Dec 1982.  He was the first commanding general of the Alaska State Defense Force.  Edward retired in 1986. 

He was affiliated with the Boy Scout Council, Armed Forces YMCA Board, VFW, American Legion, Elks, Rotary, Association of the U.S. Army, Reserve Officers Association, and the National Guard Officers Association.

 

Status: deceased,  20 Jan 2001

Photo Courtesy:  Kodiak Historical Society, William Erskine Collections, P-837-1-37                              




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