Boose, Jacob LeRoy, SGM

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Last Rank
Sergeant Major
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
11Z50-Infantry Senior Sergeant
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1973-1977, 11Z50, Army Institute for Military Assistance (Staff)
Service Years
1948 - 1977

Special Forces
Sergeant Major

Nine Service Stripes

Five Overseas Service Bars

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Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
Fayetteville, NC

Date of Passing
Jan 01, 1990
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord Special Forces Group

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Chapter I/XVIII - The Samuel S. Theriault/Aaron Bank Chapter
  1975, Special Forces Association, 1, Chapter I/XVIII - The Samuel S. Theriault/Aaron Bank Chapter (Executive Officer) (Fayetteville, North Carolina) [Verified] - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
SGM (Ret) Jacob LeRoy Boose, died January 1990 following a long illness. He was 59. Jake Boose served on active duty for 29 years and was a veteran of both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He joined SFA in January 1975 while assigned to the SF School Detachment of the USAIMA following 11years and 4 months of SF duty.
Jake entered SF in October 1962 with his assignment to Special Forces Training Group. He also served with the 6th SFGA, the 5th SFGA in Vietnam, a second tour in SFTG at Fort Bragg, and a tour with the 46th Company in Thailand before returning to the SFS Detachment.
His awards and decorations include the Combat Infantryman's Badge, 2nd Award; Purple Heart with OLC; Army Commendation Medal with 2nd OLC; Master parachute Badge; German Parachutist Badge; Good Conduct Medal with nine awards; Korean Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal; National Defense Service Medal with Star; Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 Device; Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm; Vietnam Civic Action Medal; Presidential Unit Citation; Meritorious Unit Commendation; and Distinguished Unit Citation, and other awards.
Funeral Services were held at the Cedar Falls Baptist Church, and internment with full military honors was at the LaFayette Memorial Park Mausoleum. He is survived by his wife Carolyn; a daughter, Ramona B. Moore of Fayetteville; sons Kevin and Jacob L. Jr. of Fayetteville; his mother, Helen M. Boose of Lancaster, PA; a sister Helen Retallack of Strasbusrg, PA; a brother, Harold of Quarryville, PA; and four grandchildren.
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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 2nd Award
Master Parachutist
Germany Jump Wings (Bronze)

 Unit Assignments
Special Forces Qualification Course (SFQC)6th Special Forces Group5th Special Forces Group (A)US Army Institute for Military Assistance
46th Special Forces Company (Airborne)Army Institute for Military Assistance (Staff)
  1962-1963, 11B10, Special Forces Qualification Course (SFQC)
  1963-1965, 11B10, 6th Special Forces Group
  1967-1968, 11Z50, 5th Special Forces Group (A)
  1968-1971, 11Z50, US Army Institute for Military Assistance
  1971-1972, 11Z50, 46th Special Forces Company (Airborne)
  1973-1977, 11Z50, Army Institute for Military Assistance (Staff)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1953 Korean War
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
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