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Soldier Dies of Injuries

   Pvt Richard J. Bogard, of Fort Benning, one of two soldiers injured late Wednesday when their automobile crashed into two pine trees on Warm Springs road , died at the Fort Benning Army hospital at 11:"55 o'clock last night, the Post Public Information office reported.
   Pvt Bogart. a member of the 598th Engineer Company, 5098th Airborne Infantry regiment, had been in critical condition since the accident.
   He had been pronounced critically hurt when take to the City emergency room before being transported to the Army hospital.
   Pvt John J. Brennan, Service Company, 508th Airborne infantry, also was injured in te mishap.  He was improved last night.
   Police, who investigated, said the soldiers were injured when the car in which they were riding north on Flat Rock road ran through the deadend on Warm Springs road and hit the trees.
  Their automobile was heavily damaged..

[Columbus Daily Enquirer, Columbus, GA, Fri, Aug 31, 1951, Page: 7]

BOGARD  --- Richard J. Bogard, Pfc, suddenly at Fort. Benning, son of Kathryn McMahon, stepson of Timothy McMahon, grandson of Martha and Philip Rogers. Funeral services Tuesday, 11 a.m. at funeral home, 4152 Sheridan road at Buena. Interment Palos Hill Garden. Member of 598 Airborne Engineer Co.. 508 Airborne R. C. T., Ft. Benning, Ga. Bittersweet 8-1536.

[Chicago Tribune, Chicago, IL, 03 Sep 1951, Mon, Page 38]

The reference to the funeral home's telephone number as Bittersweet 8-1536, above, reflects the early period of dial phone implementation.  The telephone companies felt that using all digits would be confusing to customers and began assigning names which denoted the first two digits, i.e., "BI". As such, today, that number would be 248-1536 and be prefixed by the area code 803.  Either the consumer wasn't confused by the long string of digits or the telephone companies ran out of catchy names.