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Robert Boese was from the little town of Marion, Kansas. He was a National Guardsman who was called up to active duty and arrived in Vietnam in March of 1969. Boese had a chronic back injury received in a car accident and was given a job in the company rear. Robert felt guilty about his rear echelon job and asked to be assigned to a line company as a grunt. His request was granted.

Robert Boese and two other men were killed in a mortar attack while they waited at a helicopter landing zone. Boese's wife was four months pregnant when he died in Vietnam.

The three men from the 1/501st Infantry killed on 23 May 1969 were
SP4 Roy C. Newsome, Somers, CT, B Company
CPL Robert L. Boese, Marion, KS, E Company
PFC Robert J. Randall, Miami, FL, E Company

Robert Lee Boese
Corporal

PERSONAL DATA
Home of Record: Marion, Kansas
Date of birth: Sunday, 12/29/1946

MILITARY DATA
Service: Army (National Guard)
Grade at loss: E3
Rank: Corporal (See Note below)
ID No: 26927327
MOS: 11C10 Indirect Fire Infantryman
LenSvc: Between 3 and 4 years
Unit: E CO, 1ST BN, 501ST INF RGT, 101 ABN DIV
Note: E3 at loss. Posthumous Promotion as indicated

CASUALTY DATA
Start Tour: Wednesday, 03/05/1969
Cas Date: Friday, 05/23/1969
Age at Loss: 22
Remains: Body Recovered
Location: Quang Tin, South Vietnam
Type: Hostile, Died
Reason: Multiple Fragmentation Wounds - Ground Casualty

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