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John J. Bohn Edit Profile

army officer.

John J. Bohn, American army officer. Decorated Silver Star, Bronze Star. President Lenoir Chamber of Commerce, 1949. Member Theta Delta Chi.


Bohn, John J. was born on April 3, 1889 in St. Paul, Minnesota, United States. Son of George W. and Cora Frances (Thompson) Bohn.


Student forestry Y. of Minnesota, 1908-1909. Graduate Troop Officers Course, Cavalry School, 1921, Advanced Course, 1928. Command and General staff schedul, 1929, Army War College, 1932.


Compass man, timber cruiser, topographer, Arizona, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, B.C., 1909-1914. With military survey Northern Luzon, P.I., 1914-1915. Private 7th Cavalry, February 24, 1914.

Second in command Lieutenant, 1916, and advanced through the grades to brigadier general, July 25, 1942. With army, England and France, 1943-1944. Retired for disability in service, February 1945.

Mexican Expedition, 1916. With American Expeditionary Forces, France, 1917-1918.


Member Theta Delta Chi.


Married Erma Valencia Yates, August 24, 1921. Children: John Yates, Joanne, Mary Lucile.

George W. Bohn

Cora Frances (Thompson) Bohn

Erma Valencia Yates

John Yates Bohn

Joanne Bohn

Mary Lucile Bohn