From a contemporary press report
Sports Club Owner Robert D. Bohn, 80, a retired Marine Corps Major General who founded the Courts Royal Raquetball Clubs in the 1970s and helped operate the five Washington area locations before selling the business in the early 1990s, died of pneumonia November 3, 2002 at Fairfax Nursing Center.
He lived in Alexandria, Virginia, from the 1970s until moving to Falls Church in the 1990s.
General Bohn, a native of Neenah, Wisconsin, received a bachelor's degree from the University of San Francisco and a master's degree in business administration from George Washington University.
He served aboard the USS Monterey during World War II in the Pacific and participated in the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa.
During the Korean War, he commanded a company that took part in battles around Pusan perimeter and participated in the lead assault during the landing at Inchon.
In the 1950s, he was naval aide to General Omar Bradley, then chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
He later served as a tactics instructor at Camp Pendelton, California, and at Quantico. He later had commands at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and attended the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.
He commanded a regiment in Vietnam in the late 1960s in the Da Nang area.
In his final command before his retirement in 1974, he was Commanding General of Camp Lejeune.
Among his decorations were two awards of the Legion of Merit, two Silver Stars and two Purple Hearts.
He founded Courts Royal in 1974 with Walter Cuenin. The business expanded to locations in Alexandria, Merrifield, Richmond, Bethesda and Gaithersburg.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, the former Anne M. Serocca of Falls Church; two daughters, Barbara Kostial of Remer, Minn., and Nancy Kellogg of Northborough, Mass.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
BOHN, ROBERT D., MAJ. GEN. USMC (Ret.)
On Sunday, November 3, 2002. Beloved husband of Anne M. Bohn; father of Barbara Kostial and Nancy Kellogg. Survived by four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the Fort Myer Chapel on Wednesday, December 4, 2002 at 11 a.m. Interment Arlington National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Alzheimer's Family Day Center, 2036 Westmoreland St., Falls Church, VA 22043 or the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation.
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