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“My most sincere condolences to you, Patty, and the rest of your family. I was happy to see that your father lived a long and happy life. Warm...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Jim Owens - Everett, WA

“sorry to see jim pass on. i enjoyed the time we spent together in san antonio, where i met jim and his granddaughter. it was a special time. i smile...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: rick szczepanski - bethlehem, PA

“Good Afternoon; You family members do not know me. I am a Viet Nam vet who spent time from late 1967 through January 1969 stationed in the...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: John T Baxter - Kennewick, WA

“I am so sorry for your loss, Jim was a wonderful man and uncle. We will miss him very much. Sandy Kiefer ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: Sandra Kiefer - Tucson, AZ

“Jim is my Hero. I and my wife, Barbara, will truly miss Jim. He was a very special caring person in our life. Jim was a charter life member of...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Melvin Harnett - Walla Walla, WA

“MY CONDOLENCES GO OUT TO YOU. JIM WAS A TRUE HERO AND FRIEND TO MY LATE HUSBAND SHELLY AND I. HE SHARED HIS EXPERIENCES DURING THE WAR WITH US SO...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: SUZANNE ZIMBLER - KINGSTON, NY

“I got to meet Jim when he came to visit his nephew Dan McAllister ( my husbands father) a couple years ago. His grandson brought him to Minnesota. ...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Al and Cynthia McAllister - MN

“Jim you will truley be missed by me and Kathy, you have been a special person in our lives for many years.Now don't tell to many jokes up their, we...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Bob & Kathy Wiggins - Pasco, WA

“We have shared a lot of time, jokes,events, and life stories over the last few years.I have been in awe of what you have endured and your survivor's...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Gus Just - Kennewick, WA

“Thank You for all you have in service to our contry. I appreciated your great stories and humor. ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Steve Bird - OR

“May you rest in peace for the good you have done towards people and the service you have given your Country. No person should be judged more than by...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Jerry Cummins - Walla Walla, WA

“Jim's loyalty to the memories of his comrades-in-arms from private to commanding general was his signature: the times we shared in Walla Walla, ...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Peter S. Wainwright - Flagstaff, AZ

“We will miss him, but will never forget him. ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Jim & Shrley Irwin - Walla Walla, WA

“My Uncle Jim, may you rest in peace. I loved my visit with you last year - I will never forget you. You were truly a hero among veterans. Your...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Mary Ackerman - Goose Creek, SC


James H. Bogart, 90, a longtime resident of Kennewick, died peacefully on August 25, 2011. He was born December 16, 1920 in Pine River, Minnesota. Jim was a Staff Sergeant with the 194th Tank Battalion stationed in the Philippines prior to the start of WWII. His unit was captured in April of 1942. He survived the Bataan Death March and suffered for 3.5 years as a P.O.W. He was liberated and returned to the U.S. in October of 1945. Jim married Hazel Meger (deceased) and moved to Kennewick in 1950. He was a union carpenter and retired in 1982. He loved to hunt and fish. Both he and Hazel enjoyed traveling and spending time with relatives and friends. They had three children, Don (deceased), Barbara and Patty; nine grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Jim was loyal to family, friends, wartime companions and country. He will be greatly missed. Funeral services, with Military Honors, will be held Saturday, September 3, 2011, at 1:00 p.m., at Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home, 1401 S. Union Street, Kennewick with viewing on Friday evening from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday beginning at 12:00 p.m. A reception will follow the services at the Pasco American Legion, 12th & Sylvester Street. In lieu of flowers, please send remembrances to Camp Patriot (www.camppatriot.org)

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