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Bonner Frank Fellers, American army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Star of the Philippines with anahau leaf, Distinguished Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Legion of Merit. member General Douglas MacArthur’s staff in Philippines, 1936-1938; member of staff General Douglas MacArthur, 1943-1946. Secretary General Allied Council for Japan, Tokyo, January-August 1946.

Background

Fellers, Bonner Frank was born on February 7, 1896 in Ridge Farm, Illinois, United States. Son of Frank and Florence (Newlin) Fellers.

Education

Student Earlham College, 1914-1916, United States Military Academy, 1916-1918 (Bachelor of Science, 1918). Graduate Coast Artillery School, 1920, Command and General staff schedul, 1935, Army War College, 1939.

Career

Jane. Commissioned Second lieutenant, United States Army, November 1, 1918, and advanced through the grades to brigadier general, December 1942. Member General Douglas MacArthur’s staff in Philippines, 1936-1938. Military observer with British forces in Africa, 1940-1942.

Member of staff General Douglas MacArthur, 1943-1946. Secretary General Allied Council for Japan, Tokyo, January-August 1946. Retired from active duty, United States Army, November 30, 1946.

Chief public relations consultant for Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States until 1947. Assistant to chairman of Republican National Committee since 1947.

Membership

Member General Douglas MacArthur’s staff in Philippines, 1936-1938. Member of staff General Douglas MacArthur, 1943-1946. Secretary General Allied Council for Japan, Tokyo, January-August 1946.

Connections

Married Dorothy Dysart, November 25, 1925.

father:
Frank Fellers

mother:
Florence (Newlin) Fellers

spouse:
Dorothy Dysart