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LTC Augustus Herbert “Gus” Bode, Jr

LTC Augustus Herbert “Gus” Bode, Jr

Birth
Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
Death 23 Jun 1944 (aged 32)
Cherbourg-Octeville, Departement de la Manche, Basse-Normandie, France
Burial Colleville-sur-Mer, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France
Plot Plot E, Row 27, Grave 29
Memorial ID 56642461 · View Source
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Gus (Augustus) was born in Denver, Colorado to Augustus Herbert Bode and Elizabeth S. Huchtmeyer.

Gus was married to Elizabeth MacDowall.

Gus graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1936. He served in the Antitank Co., 313th Infantry Regiment, 79th Infantry Division, U.S. Army during World War II, rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel. He died from wounds sustained in action in Cherbourg, France, for which he was awarded the Purple Heart.

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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 at 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 2nd 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.

-www.westpointaog.org

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Col. Augustus Bode Dies of Wounds

Lt. Col. Augustus H. Bode, jr. died June 26 three days after he was wounded at Cherbourg, the war department has notified his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Augustus H. Bode, sr. of Kansas City, Mo.

Col. Bode, 32, attended St. Cecilia's grade school, Creighton Prep, Creighton university for two years, entering West Point in 1932, graduating in 1936.

Since graduation he was stationed in various military posts in the states, served two and one-half years in the Philippines. He went overseas last March.

Other survivors: Wife, Elizabeth MacDowall Bode, Hoboken, N.J.; brother, Robert, Detroit, a Creighton university graduate; sister, Helen, Denver, Colo.

Prior to 1934 A. H. Bode, sr. was district director of naturalization in Omaha and is now operations officer of the Eleventh immigration and naturalization district with headquarters in Kansas City.

-obituary,


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Gravesite Details Service No.: #O-020332.

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  • Maintained by: Trish Coate
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56642461
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for LTC Augustus Herbert “Gus” Bode, Jr (14 Dec 1911–23 Jun 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56642461, citing Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Colleville-sur-Mer, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France ; Maintained by Trish Coate (contributor 46941351) .