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Capt Roger Charles Bos
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Birth: Jun. 10, 1929
Death: Dec. 19, 2010
Redondo Beach
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Captain Roger C. Bos, USN (Ret.) passed away on Sunday, December 19, 2010 in Redondo Beach, CA. Capt. Bos graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1952 and was ordered directly to flight training. He received his wings in December of 1953, and after completing jet transition training, reported to VA-192 for his first sea duty tour. Capt. Bos was a flight instructor in the Advanced Training Command from 1957 to 1960, a Combat Information Center officer aboard USS Constellation (CVA-64) from 1961 to 1962 and received his master's in business administration at Navy Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA in 1964. Capt. Bos reported to VA-144 in February 1965 and made two combat deployments to Vietnam as a operations officer, then executive officer. Capt. Bos flew 200 missions over Vietnam and was an accomplished Alpha Strike leader. He was awarded the Silver Star, two Distinguished Flying Crosses, the Bronze Star, twenty-one Air Medals and five Navy Commendation Medals for his heroic actions. Capt. Bos was the pre-commissioning and first commanding officer of VA-105 and prepared an East Coast A-7 squadron for their first combat tour while concomitantly winning the Safety Award and Battle "E". Capt. Bos commanded the Replacement Air Group Squadron VA-174 in '70-'71. He was executive officer of USS Coral Sea (CVA-43), then operations officer on staff of Commander SIXTH Fleet, before serving as commanding officer of Naval Air Station Fallon, NV from July 1976 until his retirement in February 1979. After retirement from the Navy, Capt. Bos moved to Gardnerville, NV and became a member and then Chairman of the Nevada Public Service Commission. He was a member and president of Trinity Lutheran Church. Capt. Bos then moved to Blaine, WA and finally to Redondo Beach to be close to family. Capt. Bos was an aggressive warrior yet was known and admired equally for his quiet and unassuming nature. He was quick to give praise and full credit to others, and particularly cherished the camaraderie and shared pride of being a member of a winning team. Capt. Bos was a proud Golden Eagle, devoted to his family and nation. He is survived by Rhoda, his loving wife of 54 years; son, Steven (Lynn); son, Tom; and grandchildren Adam and Lauren. He will be missed but we celebrate his life. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, December 28 at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 706 Knob Hill in Redondo Beach. Burial service will be at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, with full military honors on Friday, January 21, 2011 at 1:00 p.m.

Published in Daily Breeze on December 23, 2010
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA
Plot: Section CC8A, Row 3, Site 10
Created by: JAB
Record added: Dec 23, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 63249125
Capt Roger Charles Bos
Added by: JAB
Capt Roger Charles Bos
Added by: Linda Claxton
Capt Roger Charles Bos
Added by: Linda Claxton
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