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Updated: 12/29/2013 07:22:06PM

Bohan served aboard a destroyer, worked for CIA

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Jack Bohan of Englewood was a 23-year-old petty officer 1st class in 1953 when this picture was taken near the end of the Korean War.

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This was an R&R area for officers and their wives on the beach at Tansui, Formosa, in 1955. Bohan was working for the Naval Auxiliary Communication Center at the time.

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Bohan was working for the CIA in 1965 when he took this picture in Kobe, Japan. He was in communications at the agency.

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Jack Bohan of Englewood today, at age 83.

By DON MOORE

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Before he worked for the Central Intelligence Agency and the Defense Intelligence Agency, Jack Bohan began his second hitch in the Navy serving aboard a destroyer during the Korean War.

“I was discharged from the Navy after my first hitch in early April 1950. Eight weeks later, I was recalled and went aboard the USS Bache (DD-470) as a 2nd class petty officer when the war broke out in June 1950,” said the 83-year-old, who now lives in Englewood Isles. “The Bache was part of a carrier task force based in Key West.

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