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Col. James Golden Bogle

September 21, 2015 — August 15, 2010

Colonel James Golden Bogle, U.S. Army Retired, died on August 15, 2010, in Atlanta.  Graveside services with full military honors will be held on Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the City of Decatur Cemetery, Decatur, GA, with the Rev. Dr. Steve Huntley officiating.  The family will receive friends at the A. S. Turner & Sons Funeral Home in Decatur from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 18, 2010.  Colonel Bogle was born on September 21, 1915, in Colesburg, Tennessee.  He attended Murray State University in Kentucky, and Georgia State University in Atlanta.  He was the son of the late Garland McCroskey Bogle and Cora Lucille Hearn Bogle of Bruceton, Tennessee.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Alice Clark Bogle of Atlanta, brothers Garland McCroskey Bogle, Jr. and Robert Eugene Bogle of Tennessee, sisters Mary Lucille Bogle Love of Ohio, and Ellen Elizabeth Bogle White of Tennessee, and sister-in-law Mrs. James J. Clark, Jr. of Atlanta.  Colonel Bogle was a member of Druid Hills Golf Club, the Civil War Round Table of Atlanta, the Symposium, the Atlanta Historical Society, the DeKalb Historical Society, and several other historical societies in Georgia and Tennessee.  He was an Honorary Member of Bruceton Lodge No. 731, Free & Accepted Masons of the State of Tennessee.  Colonel Bogle was a recognized railroad historian in the history of Atlanta, and the foremost authority about the Andrews Raid of 1862, made famous in the motion picture The Great Locomotive Chase, and whose participants were awarded the first Congressional Medals of Honor.  He lectured and wrote extensively on that topic, including “The General and the Texas” co-authored with Stan Cohen, and supervised the restoration of the locomotive Texas at Grant Park. He was personally responsible for the erection of numerous historical markers relating to the Raid.  He was a charter member of the Atlanta Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society and a life member of the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society.  Colonel Bogle served for 31 years in the Army and was a veteran of the South Pacific during World War II where he took part in the Northern Solomons Campaign.  He later served two tours in the Republic of Korea.  He was a graduate of the first Infantry Officer Candidate School class at Fort Benning in 1941, the Army Transportation School, the Command and General Staff College, and the Armed Forces Staff College.  He was the recipient of the Bronze Star Medal and the Legion of Merit.  Surviving are his son James G. Bogle, Jr. and daughter-in-law Carolyn Lee Coffey Bogle, of Columbia, SC, daughter Alice Clark Bogle Lyons and son-in-law Steven Henry Lyons, of Atlanta, grandson John Robert Lyons, of Atlanta, grandson Michael James Bogle and his wife, Kristin Elizabeth Bogle, of Greenville, SC, his great-granddaughter, Lily Grace Bogle, a brother, Louis Hearn Bogle and sister-in-law Jean Fry Bogle of Bruceton, Tennessee, brother-in-law John Washington White, of Nashville, cousin Reese Bogle of Pennsylvania, and many nieces and nephews.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

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