Warrior Wednesday: Pvt. Donald E. Bogan #neverforgotten

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Pvt. Donald E. Bogan
Dec. 4 1929 to Oct. 22 1951

Photo provided by Iris and Find A Grave

Photo provided by Iris and Find A Grave

Donald E Bogan was a private in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a field wireman and a member of the 9th Field Artillery Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on October 22, 1951.

Private Bogan was awarded the Purple Heart, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

Korean War Facts:
1. It was the first war to see battle between jet aircraft.
2. More than 7,500 US troops remain unaccounted for.
3. Though peace talks lasted for 2 years and 17 days a peace treaty was never agreed upon. Technically, the Korean War has not ended.

If any of the information I’ve shared is incorrect or you have something to add, please comment or contact me through the link in the top menu or button on the bottom right of your screen. Verification of facts are always welcome.

9th Field Artillery Regiment Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms of 9th Field Artillery Regiment

Shoulder sleeve insignia of the 3rd Infantry Division

Shoulder sleeve insignia of the 3rd Infantry Division

The protagonist of my WID (Work in Development) is a physical therapist who works with wounded vets. Through my research I’ve discovered patriots that leave me awe-filled, many of whom gave their life for their country. If I’ve learned only one thing, it is that these soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines don’t do what they do for notoriety, they love their job, their country and their brothers (and sisters) in arms. I encourage you to do a bit of research on these warriors, but keep in mind that initial media reports often contain unverified information and for security reasons many details of operations are never revealed.