Benjamin Whiting Hoge was born on April 28, 1923 to Rebecca Whiting Parran and Col. Benjamin Fiery Hoge in Baltimore, Maryland, and grew up on Army posts where his father was stationed, including Culver Military Academy. He graduated from Culver, and his education at the University of Virginia was interrupted by World War 2, in which he served as a captain in Patton's Third Army, seeing heavy front line service in France and Germany, for which he received the Bronze Star and combat infantry badge. After the war he resumed his studies at the University of Virginia, graduating in 1951. Subsequently his career was at the Institute for Defense Analyses and the Executive Office of the President. He has lived at Goodwin House Alexandria for 16 years. He is survived by Wendy, his wife of 72 years, his daughter Leslie, of Reston, VA., his daughter Hilary, M.D., pf Boston, MA., and his grandson Nicholas currently a graduate at Stanford. He was a master woodworker, and enjoyed sailing. The family wish to thank the GHA nursing staff and hospice for their excellent care.
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