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army officer

John B. Wogan, American army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Purple Heart; E.T.O. campaign ribbon with 2 battle stars; Legion of Honor, Croix de Guerre (French). Member Asheville Civitan.


Wogan, John B. was born on January 1, 1890 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. Son of John A. and Marguerite H. (Beugnot) Wogan.


Bachelor of Arts, College of Immaculate Conception (now Loyola University), 1908. Student Spring Hill College, Mobile, Alabama, 1906-1907. Bachelor of Science United States Military Academy, 1915.

Graduated from Command and General staff schedul, 1930, Army War College, 1933.


Second lieutenant, Coast Artillery, United States Army, 1915, and advanced through the grades to brigadier general, February 1942, major general, September 1942. Served on Mexican Border Campaign, 1916. Served as captain, later major, Coast Artillery Corps, France, September 1917-October 1920, taking part in Battles of St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne.

Transferred to Field Artillery, September 1920. Served at Fort Sill, 1920-1924. R.O.T.C., Harvard, 1924-1928.

Commanding 2d Field Artillery Batn., Panama Canal, 1930-1932. General Staff, War Department, public relations, 1933-1937. Instructor Field Artillery School, 1937-1940.

Commanded 68th Field Artillery Regiment, 1940-1941. Chief of staff, 5th Armored Division, August 1941-January 1942, commanded Combat Command B” 2d Armored Division, Fort Benning, Georgia, January-July 1942. Commanding 13th Armored Division, Camp Beale, California, 1942-1944.

Served in European Theater, December 1944-April 1945. Participated in battle of the Bulge and battle of the Ruhr. Severely wounded in Ruhr battle, April 15, 1945.

Retired as major general for combat wounds, October 31, 1946. Manager Veterans’ Hospital, Oteen, North Carolina February 15, 1947.


Member Asheville Civitan. Clubs: Biltmore Forest Country, Mens Garden, Executives.


Married Grace MacLain, July 7, 1921. Children: Mary Patricia, John B. Commissioned.

John A. Wogan

Marguerite H. (Beugnot) Wogan

Grace MacLain

Mary Patricia Wogan

John B. Commd Wogan