Bamvakais, John Robert, Sr., BG

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Last Rank
Brigadier General
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
00G3-Army General Officer (G3)
Last MOS Group
General Officer
Primary Unit
1963-1981, 1331, HHC, 35th Engineer Brigade
Service Years
1943 - 1981
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Certificate Of Achievement
Certificate Of Appreciation
Cold War Certificate
Letter of Appreciation
Presidential Certificate of Appreciation


Brigadier General

Two Overseas Service Bars

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Home State
Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
St. Louis, MO

Date of Passing
Feb 07, 1999
Location of Interment
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery - St. Louis, Missouri
Wall/Plot Coordinates
K 0 1368

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord Honorably Discharged WW II Army National Guard Retired

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Cold War Veteran

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS)
  1981, National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
BG Bamvakais enlisted on 17 July 1943, and was discharged on 30 January 1946, as a Sergeant, after serving in the 11th Airborne Division in World War II.

Upon his return to Missouri, he joined the Missouri National Guard.

He served as a civilian police officer from 1954-1957, when he was shot in the line of duty during a robbery in St. Louis, MO.

BG Bamvakais served for 38 years in the Army & National Guard before retiring on 1 September 1981.

His Son, John Robert Bamvakais, Jr. was Killed in Action in Vietnam.

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Parachutist (Basic)

 National Guard Awards

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
11th Airborne DivisionUS Army National Guard (ARNG)1st Battalion, 138th Infantry Regiment35th Infantry Division
35th Engineer Brigade
  1943-1945, 745, 11th Airborne Division
  1946-1950, 1542, State Area Command (STARC) Missouri
  1950-1963, 1542, 1st Battalion, 138th Infantry Regiment
  1950-1963, 1542, 35th Infantry Division
  1963-1981, 1331, HHC, 35th Engineer Brigade
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1944 WWII - American Theater
  1944-1945 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  1944-1945 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Leyte Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 Luzon Campaign (1944-45)/Battle for Manila
  1945-1945 US Occupation of Japan
 Colleges Attended 
Columbia College of Missouri
  1946-1950, Columbia College of Missouri
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