GYSGT Jeffrey Edward Bohr

GYSGT Jeffrey Edward Bohr

Birth
Ossian, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA
Death 10 Apr 2003 (aged 39)
Baghdad, Iraq
Burial Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, USA
Plot Unknown
Memorial ID 7351838 · View Source
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Marine Gunnery Sgt Bohr was assigned to First Battalion, Fifth Regiment, Alpha Company of Camp Pendleton, California. Bohr died in front of a Baghdad mosque from two gunshot wounds received during a seven-hour battle. Growing up in a tiny farm town Jeffrey was a quiet kid who liked horses, enjoyed hunting and fishing, and did a little calf roping. Later, as an Army Ranger and then a Marine, he parachuted into Grenada, helped oust Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, served in the Gulf War and trained for urban combat by rappelling out of helicopters and learning to float with his hands and feet tied. Even before the Marines promoted him to sergeant, Jeff knew how to order people around. He got plenty of practice on his four younger brothers. "We all took a lot of knocks on the head," said the third-born son, Richard Bohr. "He kept everyone in line." He had the energy of five men. He could run all day with the young Marines he commanded, and study all night. He was planning for life after the military, and hoped to retire in two years. "He spent 20 years doing what the military wanted him to do," his brother Richard said, "and he never really did what he wanted to do."

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  • Created by: Erik Lander
  • Added: 13 Apr 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7351838
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for GYSGT Jeffrey Edward Bohr (27 Mar 1964–10 Apr 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7351838, citing Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Erik Lander (contributor 503045) Unknown.