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James Arthur "Bud" Bogle

T/3 in 23rd Headquarters Co

Military occupational specialty: 805 (cryptographic technician)


Born 1921 in NC, Died 2000

County of residence at enlistment: Burke County, NC
Other residence(s): Conover, NC
United States Army, European Theatre of Operations
Occupation before the war: semiskilled motion picture projectionists
Notes: Final rank of MAJ after Korea and Vietnam
Source: Unit Shipment 10143-A, 23d HQ, from le Havre 23 June 1945; ; photo courtesy Kay Hatch

James Arthur Bogle was born on May 2, 1921 in Granite Falls, NC, one of 10 children.

After graduating from high school he worked as a motion picture projectionist at the Colonial Theatre in Valdese, NC (where the family lived). He enlisted on July 30, 1942 at Fort Jackson in Columbia, SC.

The tall, thin blue-eyed redhead was discharged from the army on September 22, 1945 at Pine Camp. His records say he had been a cryptographic technician.

In 1948 he re-enlisted, and ended up serving in the Korean War and the Vietnam War, retiring as a major. I was unable to find any other information about his military experience.

He married Edyth Deal (1919-2007), also a NC native, who had herself served in the Navy during World War II. They had one son, Charles S. Bogle, and one grandson, Charles J. Bogle (I believe he currently serves as the Cultural Contacts Coordinator for the City of Savannah GA.)

He died on November 8, 2000 and was buried in Conover, NC.



1942 draft card

North Carolina discharge and statement of service record

1948 newspaper article describing his enlistment

Find a Grave death record

Obituary from Charlotte (NC) Observer

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