Boise, Richard Howard, PFC

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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
11C20-Mortar Squad Leader
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1969-1969, 11C20, 5th Infantry Division
Service Years
1968 - 1969

Private First Class

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
Nov 29, 1969
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Drowned, Suffocated
Quang Tri (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Marion Cemetery - Marion, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
15W 003

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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1969, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments
11th Infantry 5th Infantry Division
  1969-1969, 11C20, 1st Battalion, 11th Infantry , 11th Infantry
  1969-1969, 11C20, 5th Infantry Division
 Colleges Attended 
Cornell UniversityOklahoma State University
  1964-1968, Cornell University
  1968-1969, Oklahoma State University
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

The loss of this young man, like so many, was and is another of those tragedies of war. He had so much to offer.  Now lost to the ages. . .

PFC Richard Boise was a member of Mortar Platoon, E Company, 1st Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment Infantry that was in the process of being deployed to a new position by boat. As they progressed, the boat sank beneath them and five of the men drowned.

SP4 Calvin B. Matthews
PFC Richard H. Boise
PFC Michael A. O Keefe
PFC John M. Piasecki
PFC Larry E. Watson

Richard left a wife that he had married shortly before he was drafted into the Army.

He was interred in Marion Cemetery,  Marion, Wayne County, New York, Lot: 980, Sec: 18, Row: 2, Grave: 9.
Notes/Links (photo and education.  This is the family dedication and memorial site) (those lost) (Describes the circumstances of the loss of the boat and personnel)
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