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LCpl Frank Joseph Bosco

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LCpl Frank Joseph Bosco

Birth
Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
Death 21 Jun 1969 (aged 19)
Quảng Nam, Vietnam
Burial Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
Plot Sec: 20; Lot: 7118
Memorial ID 133341138 View Source
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Frank the son of Carl Bosco and Amelia D. Bosco of Providence Rhode Island enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps on April 19 1968 in Providence RI. He arrived in Vietnam on October 2 where he was assigned to and served with Company D, 1st Recon Battalion, 1st MARDIV (Rein) FMF.

On June 21, a CH-46D from HMM-165 was attempting an insertion of a Recon team on the north bank of the Karum Haran River 3 kilometers inside the Nam Hoa District border and Thuong Duc District in Quang Nam Province when it was hit by enemy ground fire. The aircraft pitched, rolled and crashed killing six members of the recon team and two crew. One of the casualties was LCpl Frank Bosco who was killed from the injuries he sustained in the crash due to the hostile enemy fire.

Casualties

HMM 165 MAG-16

William Lee Peters Jr.
Paul Edward Petroline

Company D

Frank Joseph Bosco
Arthur Coby Councill III
Robert Lincoln Crites
James Oscar Hall Jr.
William Garrett Schanck Jr.
Richard Anthony Weil




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