John Beugnot Wogan – Major General, Untied States Army

Courtesy of Michael Stein:

Major General John Beugnot Wogan
Born January 1, 1890 in Louisiana
Died September 30, 1968 in Oteen, North Carolina

Cadet, U. S. Military Academy 1911-15
Graduated as No. 5387, Class of 1915
Second Lieutenant 1915
First Lieutenant 1916
Captain 1917
Major (NA) 1918
Major 1924
Lieutenant Colonel 1936
Colonel (AUS) 1941
Brigadier General (AUS) 1942
Major General (AUS) 1942
Colonel 1944

Served at Fort Wright 1915-16
Served at Fort Jay 1916-17
Battery Commander, 52nd Coast Artillery 1917-18
Battalion Commander, 43rd Coast Artillery 1918
Adjutant, 30th Artillery Brigade 1918
Battalion Commander, 54th Coast Artillery 1918-19
Chief Billeting Officer, American Embarkation Center, AEF 1919
Rail Road & Communications Officer, Coblenz, Germany 1919-20
Student, Field Artillery School 1920-21
Commanding Officer, Field Artillery Detachment, Ft. Sill 1921-24
Assistant Professor (Military Science & Tactics), Harvard University 1924-28
Student, Command & General Staff School 1928-30
Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion, 2nd Field Artillery, Panama 1930-32
Student, Army War College 1932-33
Member, Public Affairs Staff, War Department 1933-37
Executive Officer, 18th Field Artillery 1937-40
Instructor, Field Artillery School 1938-40
Commanding Officer, 68th Field Artillery 1940-41
Chief of Staff, 5th Armored Division 1941-42
Commander, Combat Command “B”, 2nd Armored Division 1942
Commanding General, 13th Armored Division 1942-45
Hospitalized 1945-46
Retired October 31, 1946

Distinguished Service Medal – Silver Star – Legion of Merit – Purple Heart

January 1942: The Fifth Armored's first Chief of Staff at Ft. Knox was Colonel John B. Wogan; he later became a Major General and commanded the 13th Armored Division.

Major General John B. Wogan was born in 1890 and died in 1968.  He was buried with full military honors in Section 30 of Arlington National Cemetery.  His wife, Grace McLain Wogan (1896-1986) is buried with him.

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