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LtCol Augustus Herbert Bode, Jr
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Birth: Dec. 14, 1911
Denver
Denver County
Colorado, USA
Death: Jun. 23, 1944, France

US Army WORLD WAR II
Lieutenant Colonel Augustus H. Bode Jr. KIA
Hometown: Denver, Colorado
Graduate United States Military Academy Class of 1936
Unit 313th Infantry Regiment, 79th Infantry Division
Service#O-020332
Awards: Purple Heart

Biography gleaned from www.westpointaog.org
Augustus Herbert Bode, born 14 December 1911, in Denver, Colorado, obtained appointment to the Military Academy from Nebraska, and entered West Point 1 July 1932. Augustus Bode, chose the Infantry upon graduation from West Point in September 1936 and joined the 4th Infantry at Fort George Wright, Washington. In the spring of 1938, he sailed for the Philippines, and served there until June 1940 when he returned to the United States and joined the elite 29th Infantry, Fort Benning, Georgia. In May 1942, he was assigned to command of Antitank Company, 313th Infantry. Within four months, while still a captain, he was assigned to command the 2d Battalion of his regiment. Two promotions followed rapidly, and by June 1943 he was a lieutenant colonel. His division sailed for the European Theatre in 1944, and a few days after D-Day Gus was severely wounded in action and died of wounds in Cherbourg, France on 26 June 1944. 
 
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  Augustus H. Bode (1883 - 1974)
 
Note: Entered the service from Missouri.
 
Burial:
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Colleville-sur-Mer
Departement du Calvados
Basse-Normandie, France
Plot: Plot E Row 27 Grave 29
 
Maintained by: John Dowdy
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56642461
LtCol Augustus Herbert Bode, Jr
Added by: Loren Bender
 
LtCol Augustus Herbert Bode, Jr
Added by: Frogman
 
LtCol Augustus Herbert Bode, Jr
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Added by: Reeves Gilmore
 
 
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Remember our Veterans, Our family Hero's... some who gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect our daily Freedoms and Liberties, .... Thanks,, Augustus ,,,for your service and your ultimate sacrifice,,, Niet Tevergeefs ,,,you are not forgotten.
- Michael V Drachman
 Added: Jun. 21, 2014
Poor is the Nation that has no Heros... shameful is the one having them... forgets Author Unknown
- Loren Bender
 Added: Jun. 28, 2012
 
 
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