Members from BPOE #249’s 126 Years of History — Dr. John Martin Ayers, Sr. M. D.

 Dr. John Ayers

  • born in Grangeville ID — 1918
  • graduated Grangeville High School — Grangeville ID
  • graduated University of Idaho — BS chemical engineering & pre-med — 1938
  • Rush College of Medicine (University of Chicago) — Chicago IL — M. D. degree
  • served in United States Army with rank of Captain 315th Medical Battalion European Theater– 1942-1945
  • part of Utah Beach invasion of Normandy on D-Day — awarded 2 Bronze Stars for actions during duty
  • medical practice — Moscow ID — 1945-1982
  • president — Idaho Medical Assosciation
  • owned his own aircraft and provided medical services to remote sites
  • died in Moscow Idaho — 2005
  • Lifetime member of BPOE #249  — on lodge wall of remembrance
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