Bohler, Peter Christopher, SGT

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Aviation
Last Primary MOS
15T10-UH-60 Helicopter Repairer
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
2011-2013, 15T10, 3rd Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment
Service Years
2007 - 2013
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Operation Enduring Freedom

Sergeant


Two Service Stripes



One Overseas Service Bar


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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
1984
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Willow Spring
Last Address
687 Pawnee Bluff
Fort Riley, KS 66442

Casualty Date
Dec 17, 2013
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
IED-Improvised Explosive Device
Location
Afghanistan
Conflict
Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR)/Operation Noble Lance
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 60 Site 10352

 Official Badges 

1st Infantry Division


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
GWOT FallenPost 10001, Douglas E. Moore Memorial PostIraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)Chapter 2226
Fort Riley ChapterWounded Warrior Project
  2013, GWOT Fallen [Verified]2
  2013, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 10001, Douglas E. Moore Memorial Post (Fallen Member (Honor Roll)) (Raleigh, North Carolina) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2013, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 2226 (Sergeant At Arms) (Ft. Bragg, North Carolina) - Chap. Page
  2013, Society of 1st Infantry Division , Fort Riley Chapter (Fallen Member (Honor Roll)) [Verified]
  2013, Wounded Warrior Project [Verified]

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 Ribbon Bar

Aviator Badge (Basic)

 
 Unit Assignments
D Company, 158th Aviation Battalion (Assault Helicopter)3rd  Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment
  2008-2011, 15T10, D Company, 158th Aviation Battalion (Assault Helicopter)
  2011-2013, 15T10, 3rd Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2013-2013 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) /OEF - Afghanistan
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
SGT Bohler, Peter C., 29, of Willow Spring, N.C.; assigned to 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.; died Dec. 17 in Now Bahar, Afghanistan, in a helicopter crash. Also killed were Chief Warrant Officer 2 Randy L. Billings, Sgt. 1st Class Omar W. Forde, Spc. Terry K. D. Gordon and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Joshua B. Silverman.
   
Comments/Citation
Peter Bohler was born March 30, 1984, in Willow Spring, N.C. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in the summer of 2007 and served as a UH-60 Blackhawk crew chief until his death.



Story by: Capt. Andrew Cochran 
1ST CAB PUBLIC AFFAIRS
 
KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Soldiers throughout Task Force Demon, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division paid tribute to their five fallen brothers of Aerosmith 35 in a Dec. 21 memorial ceremony at Kandahar Airfield.

The five Soldiers died Dec. 17 on Aerosmith 35, a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, when the helicopter crashed Dec. 17 in Zabul Province, Afghanistan. Soldiers killed in the crash included Chief Warrant Officer 2 Randy Billings, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Joshua Silverman, Sgt. 1st Class Omar Forde, Sgt. Peter Bohler and Spc. Terry Gordon.
 
A memorial ceremony is scheduled for early this month at Fort Riley.
Senior leaders from across Regional Command-South and hundreds of CAB Soldiers paid their respects during the Dec. 21 memorial ceremony, hosted by chaplain (Maj.) Joshua Gilliam, 1st CAB.
 
Col. Matthew Lewis, commander, TF Demon, reminded the Soldiers of the importance of the mission and the task which lays ahead.
 
"I want you to know how proud I am of all of you. This is a team effort, and your importance to the mission is not defined by your proximity to the target," Lewis said. "Do not let this incident dampen your spirits. Do not give the enemy that victory. Rather, use this tragedy to strengthen your resolve and renew your commitment to one another and the mission."
 
Capt. Andrew Wempe, commander, Company B, 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st CAB, lost an entire crew with the crash of Aerosmith 35.
 
"These men paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country and our way of life. They were experts and professionals in what they did as Soldiers and aviators, and were friends to us all," Wempe said. "If they were here, they would all stand in front of the company, tell us to raise our heads high and get back into the fight. Although we grieve their loss, the 'Black Knights' will honor their sacrifice by continuing our mission here in Afghanistan until everyone comes home."

​Capt. Christopher Loftus, commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st CAB, had this to say about Forde: "G.K. Chesterton said it best: 'The true Soldier does not fight because he hates who is in front of him, he fights because he loves those who are behind him,'" Loftus said. "I have been praying that some day when Omar's boys are old enough, they can understand how great a man their father is, and they can feel a great pride that their father loved them so much, and he loved this country so much, he laid down his life to protect them."
 
Each Soldier on Aerosmith 35 also was eulogized by a fellow Soldier who knew him best. Gilliam finished the ceremony with some final thoughts for TF Demon Soldiers to reflect on.
 
"I know these men willingly volunteered to serve their nation in time of war, to deploy to combat, to manifest themselves on risky missions," Gilliam said. "They died in willing service – giving their last full measure of devotion, so that others may live – so that we may live, not just survive, but so we may live."
   
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