COL John Charles Mouat

COL John Charles Mouat

Birth
Myers, Treasure County, Montana, USA
Death 24 Jun 2015 (aged 93)
Titusville, Brevard County, Florida, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 57, Grave 2232
Memorial ID 154414887 · View Source
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Age 93.

Son of James and Lena Mouat.
Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Carolynn Swenke Brown; sons Mike (Karen), Steve (Cynthia) and Travis (Toni); daughter Teresa (Brian) Gauthier; brother Donald (Ivene) Mouat; sister Ellen (Jim) Langston; and many grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.
Colonel Mouat was preceded in death by three brothers, Jim, Bill and Douglas; daughter, Susan; and son, John David.

Colonel Mouat was a much decorated veteran of World War 2, The Korean War and the Viet Nam War.

He was born on a ranch in Montana and grew up in the midst of the Great Depression in the 30s.

He enlisted as a private in the United States Army when the Japanese Navy attacked Pearl Harbor and was stationed at Fort Myers, Va. Deciding he wished to fly, he went to Boling Field in the District of Columbia and applied for training as an Aviation Cadet. He graduated from pilot training in January of 1943 and spent 26 years as an Air Force pilot and Budget Officer.
Colonel Mouat’s Air Force service included a tour in the European Theater during World War II flying B-17 Flying Fortresses from a base in England on bombing missions over Germany.

There he earned the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, the group citation ribbon and the commendation ribbon. He was injured on a mission over the Ruhr Valley. He served a tour of duty with the Strategic Air Command from 1947 to 1950 and spent three years, from 1950 to 1953, flying combat during the Korean War. He spent a 3-year tour in Germany and another tour in Japan.

Graduated from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He was sent to the George Washington University under the air force plan of advanced schooling for selected officers from which he received his Bachelor of Arts with distinction, and also received his Master of Business Administration with Distinction from the Air University Institute of Technology.

After retiring from the Air Force, he was asked to work in the Office of Budget for Presidents Nixon and Ford with an office in the Pentagon, which he did for about 10 years.

After leaving the Pentagon, he returned to his home state of Montana to operate a Dude Ranch business: Montana’s Wild West Adventures & Stillwater Valley Ranch. Later he sold the ranch and moved to Florida.

He then began a writing career, publishing seven books on various subjects, including one on his life.

Visitation 2-4pm Sunday, Nov. 15, at the Jefferson Chapel of the Metropolitan Funeral Home, Alexandria, VA.
Colonel Mouat will be interred in Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. Nov. 16, 2015 at 3 p.m.

Arrangements for Colonel Mouat are being handled by The North Brevard Funeral Home.

Memorial donations be made to your local SPCA, The Wounded Warrior project or the Salvation Army.


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  • Created by: Linda
  • Added: 29 Oct 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 154414887
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for COL John Charles Mouat (7 Nov 1921–24 Jun 2015), Find A Grave Memorial no. 154414887, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Linda (contributor 48155036) .