Bolden, Rollie Lee, SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1965-1965, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry
Service Years
1964 - 1965

Specialist 4

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
Nov 17, 1965
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
03E 070

 Official Badges 

1st Cavalry Division

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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry
  1965-1965, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1965 Vietnam War/Defense Campaign (1965)/Operation Silver Bayonet I - Battle of the Ia Drang
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Douglas Rhinehart
68800 Van Gilder Rd
Wasco, Or 97065 USA
An Honored, Fallen Hero
Rollie was a close friend of myself and our family. He lived in Wasco and practically grew up in our house. My Mother considered him one of her "boys". There were three of us boys in the Rhinehart family. My brother James Rhinehart USMC served in Vietnam and saw extensive warfare and combat on his tour. He was in Vietnam at the time of Rollies death but did not find out for several months later. He survived Vietnam but on May 12, 1980 he could no longer live with what he saw and what he had to do in the name of freedom. He left a note stating that "I just can't take it anymore".Doug Rhinehart Vietnam Vet 65/66/67
Monday, May 29, 2006

Holly  Gehrman
My Hero, my Uncle
I want to thank Rollie Bolden, for his bravery, and sacraficing his life, so that mine might be better. I was so younge when he passed, but the memories of him are like yesterday. My mother Shari, his sister, loved him dearly. My grandmother, Pearl, kept his memory alive (God rest her soul) My Son, Jason, hold and cherishes your flag, which I passed down to him, close to his heart. We all raise out flags high, in honor and memory of you, Rollie, Our Hero!
Nov 11, 2008

  Remembering Rollie
I attended Sherman High School in Moro, Oregon with Rollie. He graduated in 61, a year ahead of me. His sister Sharon was a couple of years younger. Rollie was a nice guy, who, in keeping with the times, was crazy about his car (1954?) Ford. Rollie, Tony Capaci and I skipped school one fine spring day, and went water skiing on the Columbia River. I lost track of Rollie after high school, and don't remember hearing about him until his death in November, 1965. He was one of the first boys from Oregon to be killed in the war, in the ambush at Ia Drang, the day after the big battle described in the book and film "We Were Soldiers Then, and Young". Rollie was a draftee, but believed in what he was doing, and for that I am greatful.
Posted by: Tom Coats
Relationship: We were high school classmates
Thursday, December 26, 2002
  Cool Warrior
Rollie was 4 years older.We young boys thought he was cool.Worked at the gas station in Wasco,OR.Black loafers with white lighting bolt down side,pack of camels rolled up in sleeve.Weird-Rollie moved to Albany,OR,died at LZ Albany,1965.
Posted by: Don Dutton-RVN-1969
Relationship: We grew up together
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
  Always in my heart and mind.
Rollie didn't like good-bys
so he wouldn't let me walk him to the bus station. He said he was just going to
"play soldier".
He was a sweet Christian young man and will always be in my heart and mind.I know I will see him again one day.Praise the Lord!

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