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JACKIE EVERRETT BOLEN JR


is honored on Panel 28E, Line 19 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembered

    Posted on 4/23/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR SPEC 4 BOLEN,
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS AN INFANTRYMAN. IT HAS BEEN FAR TOO LONG FOR ALL OF YOU TO HAVE BEEN GONE. WE APPRECIATE ALL YOU HAVE DONE, AND YOUR SACRIFICE. WATCH OVER THE U.S.A., IT STILL NEEDS YOUR COURAGE. GOD BLESS YOU. MAY THE ANGELS BE AT YOUR SIDE. REST IN PEACE. YOU ARE ALL IN OUR PRAYERS. IT WAS JUST EASTER - GOD'S BLESSINGS ON YOU.
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  • Silver Star Citation

    Posted on 10/17/16 - by A Grateful Vietnam Vet
    Jackie Everrette Bolen , Jr.
    Date of birth: October 26, 1947

    Home of record: Ury West Virginia
    Status: KIA

    AWARDS AND CITATIONS

    Silver Star


    Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

    The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Specialist Fourth Class Jackie Everrette Bolen, Jr. (ASN: 11607125), United States Army, for gallantry in action against a hostile force while serving with Company D, 2d Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in the Republic of Vietnam, on 9 October 1967. On this date, during Operation SHENANDOAH II, Specialist Bolen was serving as a rifleman with his unit on a search and destroy mission. While moving through a dense jungle, Specialist Bolen, the point man, came face to face with the point element of a hostile force. He immediately engaged the insurgents with a heavy volume of small arms fire, killing two Viet Cong. Suddenly, he received heavy small arms fire from a hidden Viet Cong platoon. The remainder of Specialist Bolen's squad then moved forward, the Viet Cong fire shifted toward them and pinned them down behind a fallen tree. While the volume of fire increased on the then immobile squad, Specialist Bolen exposed himself and maneuvered to the enemy's flank. From his exposed position he then placed devastating fire into the surprised Viet Cong force. As most of his squad was wounded, he remained in his exposed position and continued to direct highly effective fire which enabled his wounded comrades to be evacuated. His courage and determination undoubtedly saved many of his comrades' lives. Specialist Bolen remained in his position until the Viet Cong force had been neutralized. Specialist Fourth Class Bolen's unquestionable against numerically superior hostile forces is in keeping with the finest traditions of the military service and reflects great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.

    General Orders: Headquarters, 1st Infantry Division, General Orders 9331 (December 27, 1967)

    Action Date: October 9, 1967

    Service: Army

    Rank: Specialist Fourth Class

    Company: Company D

    Battalion: 2d Battalion

    Regiment: 28th Infantry Regiment

    Division: 1st Infantry Division
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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 6/12/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    Specialist Four Jackie Everett Bolen Jr., Served with the 1st Platoon, Company D, 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division. Montani Semper Liberi !
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  • I will never forget you

    Posted on 3/30/14
    I will never forget you or forgive our government
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/5/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 Jackie Everrett Bolen Jr, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
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