|By mike moore (Unregistered Guest) on Friday, February 11, 2011 - 07:39 am: Edit|
Lived to be 98 and married to same woman for 57 years. Sounds like COL Bostic was truly a member of the 'Greatest Generation'
|By Carl Craig - Forum Moderator (Ccraig) on Friday, February 11, 2011 - 12:59 am: Edit|
I had the distinct pleasure of serving with Colonel Bostic when he was Provost Marshal at Fort Jackson, SC, 1960-61. This was during the time that CID was decentralized. CID Units or detachments served at the pleasure of local Provost Marshals. Colonel Bostic was a true friend and staunch supporter of CID. Although the 89th CID was under his Command, he never interfered with CID's mission, nor would he allow any outside commands interfere with CID. He was truly a professional Military Police officer and absolute gentelman. I also had the pleasure of being associated with him after both of our retirements when he was the Family Court Administrator of Richland County, Columbia, SC. It saddens me to learn of his passing without knowing about it in October 2010. Rest in peace Colonel Bostic. Carl Craig
|By Louise "Mickey" Head (Cidaa1) on Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 05:15 pm: Edit|
COL (Ret) John H Bostic, MPC, age 98, of Columbia, SC, died 14 October 2010. A graveside service was held in Greenlawn Memorial Park, conducted by Rev Lloyd Edwards on 16 October 2010. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, was in charge.
COL Bostic was born 7 May 1912, in Cherry Tree, PA. He was called into active duty in 1937. A veteran of WWII and the Korean War, he served in the 10th Mountain Division. He was in the Military Police, and served as a Provost Marshal. He retired from Ft Jackson in 1961. He was a recipient of numerous awards and decorations, including the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star with Clusters. After his retirement he became Court Administrator in the family court of Richland County from 1962-1977. He was married to the late Mary Smith Bostic for 57 years. He was a charter member of the Church of the Cross and a loving husband, father and grandfather. Surviving are two daughters, Judy Bostic Acker (Kenneth D) of Pickens, SC, and Charing Elizabeth Bostic of Sarasota, FL; several grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Church of the Cross, PO Box 9561, Columbia, SC 29209 or Palmetto Health Hospice, 1400 Pickens St, Columbia, SC 29201.