Bosse, Donald, SP 4

Infantry (Enlisted)
 
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Current Service Status
USA Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Specialist 4
Current/Last Service Branch
Infantry
Current/Last Primary MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Current/Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1980-1982, US Navy
Previously Held MOS
95B-Military Policeman
Service Years
1972 - 1980
Foreign Language(s)
German
Korean
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Order of the Spur

Specialist 4


Two Service Stripes



 Ribbon Bar

Rifle
Pistol
Machine Gun

 

 Official Badges 

Army Military Police Imjin Scouts Infantry Shoulder Cord French Fourragere

2nd Infantry Division


 Unofficial Badges 

Recon Army Honorable Discharge (1984-Present) MP Shoulder Cord US Navy Honorable Discharge

Manchu Mile (original) Manchu Mile Cold War Medal Order of The Spur

Cold War Veteran


 Military Association Memberships
2nd Infantry Division Association Florida Chapter2nd Armored Division Association7th United States Cavalry Association
12th Cavalry Regiment AssociationChapter 787Camp 102, C. S. S. FLORIDAU S Cavalry Association
National Rifle Association (NRA)Cold War Veterans AssociationPost 53Chapter 16
Post 2093, Orange County Post
  1977, 2nd Infantry Division Association [Verified]1
  1990, 1st Cavalry Division Association, Florida Chapter (Orlando, Florida) [Verified]
  1990, 2nd Armored Division Association [Verified]1
  1991, 7th United States Cavalry Association4
  1991, 12th Cavalry Regiment Association [Verified]
  1991, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), Chapter 787 (Member) (Tampa, Florida) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1993, Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV), Camp 102, C. S. S. FLORIDA (Executive Secretary) (Orlando, Florida) [Verified]6 - Chap. Page
  1994, U S Cavalry Association
  1995, National Rifle Association (NRA) [Verified]
  1996, 5/7 Cavalry Association
  2007, Cold War Veterans Association3
  2009, American Legion, Post 53 (Member) (Sanford, Florida) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2010, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 16 (Member) (Orlando, Florida) [Verified]1 - Chap. Page
  2014, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 2093, Orange County Post (National President) (Orlando, Florida) - Chap. Page


 Additional Information
What are you doing now:

I'm a life member of the D.A.V., I'm with the Vet to Vet program at the Orlando, FL. V.A.which is Vets helping other Vets outside of that I go here and there with friends.
I'm also with the 1st Cav. Div. Association here in FL., Vietnam Vets of Central Florida, Vietnam Vets group called the Family and The Vietnam Vets of America.


   
Other Comments:

Next April I'll be going to the All Vet Reunion down in Melbourne, FL. And in September of next year I'll be going with a friend up to Erie, Pennsylvania. We're even
going to go to a Pittsburgh Steelers game.

   

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1972, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Training Brigade (Fort Dix, NJ), D/1
 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 38th Infantry RegimentUS Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC)1st Battalion, 40th Armored Regiment1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division (Mech)
2nd Infantry Division1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment12th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Divison5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment
2nd Armored Division (Forward)3rd Battalion, 41st Infantry RegimentARNG, FloridaUSAR Military Police Units
81st  Army Reserve CommandUS Navy
  1973-1974, 11B10, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment
  1974-1976, 11B10, HQ, US Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC)
  1976-1976, 11B10, 1st Battalion, 40th Armored Regiment
  1976-1976, 11B10, 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division (Mech)
  1976-1977, 11B10, 2nd Infantry Division
  1976-1977, 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment
  1977-1978, 11B10, 1st Battalion (Rifle) 12th Cavalry Regiment
  1978-1978, 11B10, A Troop, 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment
  1978-1980, 11B10, 2nd Armored Division (Forward)
  1978-1980, 11B10, 3rd Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment
  1980-1980, 95B, 705th Military Police Company
  1980-1980, 95B, 351st Military Police Company
  1980-1980, 95B, 81st Army Reserve Command
  1980-1982, US Navy
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1973-1974 Deployment - Korean DMZ Armistice Enforcement9
 Military Association Memberships
2nd Infantry Division Association Florida Chapter2nd Armored Division Association7th United States Cavalry Association
12th Cavalry Regiment AssociationChapter 787Camp 102, C. S. S. FLORIDAU S Cavalry Association
National Rifle Association (NRA)Cold War Veterans AssociationPost 53Chapter 16
Post 2093, Orange County Post
  1977, 2nd Infantry Division Association [Verified]1
  1990, 1st Cavalry Division Association, Florida Chapter (Orlando, Florida) [Verified]
  1990, 2nd Armored Division Association [Verified]1
  1991, 7th United States Cavalry Association4
  1991, 12th Cavalry Regiment Association [Verified]
  1991, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), Chapter 787 (Member) (Tampa, Florida) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1993, Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV), Camp 102, C. S. S. FLORIDA (Executive Secretary) (Orlando, Florida) [Verified]6 - Chap. Page
  1994, U S Cavalry Association
  1995, National Rifle Association (NRA) [Verified]
  1996, 5/7 Cavalry Association
  2007, Cold War Veterans Association3
  2009, American Legion, Post 53 (Member) (Sanford, Florida) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2010, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 16 (Member) (Orlando, Florida) [Verified]1 - Chap. Page
  2014, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 2093, Orange County Post (National President) (Orlando, Florida) - Chap. Page


 Remembrance Profiles -  5 Soldiers Remembered
  • Bosse, Walter, MSG, (1942-1966)
  • Cornejo, Manuel, SGT, (1967-1969)
  • Levine, James, SSG, (1970-1979)
  • Poynor, James, PFC
  • Ward, Gerald, PFC, (2007-2010)
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Reflections on SP 4 Bosse's US Army Service
 
 Reflections On My Service
 
PLEASE DESCRIBE WHO OR WHAT INFLUENCED YOUR DECISION TO JOIN THE ARMY?
SP 4 Donald Bosse (Lonewolf) - Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Army?
I come from a military family background. On my dad's side, his father was a Company Commander during WW1 in the Austrian Army. My mom's side dates back to the Civil War on the side of the Confederacy. My dad is retired Special Forces. He entered the US Army during WW2 and retired during the Vietnam War. My mom was in the US Army from 1949 to early 1952. While my dad was with the 82nd Airborne Div at Ft Bragg, NC 1952. This Army Veteran was born on July 1st of 1952. "AIRBORNE AND ALL THE WAY "
WHETHER YOU WERE IN THE SERVICE FOR SEVERAL YEARS OR AS A CAREER, PLEASE DESCRIBE THE DIRECTION OR PATH YOU TOOK. WHAT WAS YOUR REASON FOR LEAVING?
SP 4 Donald Bosse (Lonewolf) - Whether you were in the service for several years or as a career, please describe the direction or path you took. What was your reason for leaving?
When I first went into the Army I was thinking of making a career of it, however one does make one lifetime mistake in their life.
OF ALL YOUR DUTY STATIONS OR ASSIGNMENTS, WHICH ONE DO YOU HAVE FONDEST MEMORIES OF AND WHY? WHICH ONE WAS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE?
SP 4 Donald Bosse (Lonewolf) - Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which one was your least favorite?
I was stationed in S.Korea twice, however my fondest memories were when I was stationed in Germany with the 2nd Armored Division Forward from October 1978 to April 1980. Some of the members of the unit I was in went and toured around West Germany when we weren't out visiting West Germany on Field Maneuvers. The first one was a lot more fun than the 2nd one.
FROM YOUR ENTIRE SERVICE, INCLUDING COMBAT, DESCRIBE THE PERSONAL MEMORIES WHICH HAVE IMPACTED YOU MOST?
SP 4 Donald Bosse (Lonewolf) - From your entire service, including combat, describe the personal memories which have impacted you most?
The two times I was stationed in S.Korea with the 2nd Inf. Div. Especially going up to the DMZ, and knowing that the North Korean Military could launch an attack into S. Korea at anytime they wanted to. When one was at the DMZ at night you could hear the loud speakers from N. Korea. I'm going to tell you the truth I was frightened and hoped nothing happened. Meaning them coming across the DMZ.
OF ALL THE MEDALS, AWARDS, FORMAL PRESENTATIONS AND QUALIFICATION BADGES YOU RECEIVED, OR ANY OTHER MEMORABILIA, PLEASE DESCRIBE THOSE WHICH ARE THE MOST MEANINGFUL TO YOU AND WHY?
SP 4 Donald Bosse (Lonewolf) - Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or any other memorabilia, please describe those which are the most meaningful to you and why?
The National Defense Medal and the Korean Defense Medal : The first one Defending our Great Nation and the second Medal helping to Defined a Allied Nation against the NORTH KOREAN COMMUNIST.
WHICH INDIVIDUAL(S) FROM YOUR TIME IN THE MILITARY STAND OUT AS HAVING THE MOST POSITIVE IMPACT ON YOU AND WHY?
SP 4 Donald Bosse (Lonewolf) - Which individual(s) from your time in the military stand out as having the most positive impact on you and why?
The 1st Sgt I had in Korea on my 2nd tour and the 1st Sgt I had when I was with A Co. 3/41 Inf. Bn. 2nd Armored Division ( Forward ) in West Germany. Both were the kinda NCO's one looked up to for guidance and Individual help when needed.
CAN YOU RECOUNT A PARTICULAR INCIDENT FROM YOUR SERVICE WHICH MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE BEEN FUNNY AT THE TIME, BUT STILL MAKES YOU LAUGH?
SP 4 Donald Bosse (Lonewolf) - Can you recount a particular incident from your service which may or may not have been funny at the time, but still makes you laugh?
When I was stationed in Ft Hood, Texas this one friend of mine came up with this song, it goes like this running Bear threw the forest with KPD close behind.

The friends nickname is Magnum.
WHAT PROFESSION DID YOU FOLLOW AFTER YOUR MILITARY SERVICE AND WHAT ARE YOU DOING NOW? IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY SERVING, WHAT IS YOUR PRESENT OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY?
SP 4 Donald Bosse (Lonewolf) - What profession did you follow after your military service and what are you doing now? If you are currently serving, what is your present occupational specialty?
Security and Working for PAN AMERICAN AIRWAYS. I'm not working now, due to getting my 100% Disability from the VA.
WHAT MILITARY ASSOCIATIONS ARE YOU A MEMBER OF, IF ANY? WHAT SPECIFIC BENEFITS DO YOU DERIVE FROM YOUR MEMBERSHIPS?
SP 4 Donald Bosse (Lonewolf) - What military associations are you a member of, if any? What specific benefits do you derive from your memberships?
The DAV, The 1st Cav. Association, The Vietnam Veterans of Central Florida, The Vietnam Veterans of America, The American Legion and the TWS ie this fine organization.
IN WHAT WAYS HAS SERVING IN THE MILITARY INFLUENCED THE WAY YOU HAVE APPROACHED YOUR LIFE AND YOUR CAREER? WHAT DO YOU MISS MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME IN THE SERVICE?
SP 4 Donald Bosse (Lonewolf) - In what ways has serving in the military influenced the way you have approached your life and your career? What do you miss most about your time in the service?
Well I get a lot of Hair Cuts and when I was working I gave my Supervisors 110%.
BASED ON YOUR OWN EXPERIENCES, WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO THOSE WHO HAVE RECENTLY JOINED THE ARMY?
SP 4 Donald Bosse (Lonewolf) - Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to those who have recently joined the Army?
Even though we have a War going on, STAY IN THE MILITARY because THERE'S NOTHING OUT HERE as far as good long lasting jobs.
IN WHAT WAYS HAS TOGETHERWESERVED.COM HELPED YOU REMEMBER YOUR MILITARY SERVICE AND THE FRIENDS YOU SERVED WITH.
SP 4 Donald Bosse (Lonewolf) - In what ways has TogetherWeServed.com helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
I found a friend that I haven't seen sense I was stationed at Ft Hood, Texas and in West Germany as it was known during the COLD WAR. I'm trying to find guys I was stationed with in the ROK. ie S. Korea and the 2nd Inf. Div. At CAMP HOVEY.

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