GARY R BOECK
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HONORED ON PANEL 5W, LINE 28 OF THE WALL

GARY RAYMOND BOECK

WALL NAME

GARY R BOECK

PANEL / LINE

5W/28

DATE OF BIRTH

04/20/1950

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

01/06/1971

HOME OF RECORD

BRAHAM

COUNTY OF RECORD

Isanti County

STATE

MN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

LCPL

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR GARY RAYMOND BOECK
POSTED ON 2.5.2012
POSTED BY: SWQ

FOUND DOG TAG?

Hello

I recently got back from Vietnam, where I found a G.R. Boeck dogtag outside of Hoian.

I dont know if it is authentic or not, but I still have it with GR Boeck's name.

Just wanted to pay respects to this young man.

Any info regarding lost and found dog tags would be appreciated.

Peace

Seth
[email protected]
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POSTED ON 1.28.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Gary is buried at Saint Johns Cemetery, Rush City, Chisage County, MN. PH
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POSTED ON 1.26.2007
POSTED BY: Jim McIlhenney

The Faces Behind the Names

Gary Raymond Boeck
Marine Corps Lance Corporal
Born: April 20, 1950
Died: January 6, 1971

Gary Raymond Boeck was born April 20, 1950, in Rush City, Minnesota. He attended Braham schools, and worked for Nordby Construction Company until September, 1969, when he was drafted into the service. Gary was trained in basic and advanced infantry tactics in San Diego, California.
On January 6, 1971, while on patrol duty, he was fatally wounded by enemy small arms fire. Gary was awarded the Silver Star.
He was survived by his parents, Alice and Kenneth Boeck; one brother, Duane, who had returned from Vietnam the previous year; and one sister, Judy (Boeck) Ramberg.

The family of Gary Boeck

CITATION

Award of the Silver Star

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Grenadier with Company L, Third Battalion, Fifth Marines, First Marine Division in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On 6 January 1971, while patrolling in the Que Son region of Quang Nam Province, Lance Corporal Boeck was seriously wounded. Realizing the strategic value of his position at the head of the squad and instantly aware of the need for immediate reaction, he quickly directed his companions to deploy into more effective fighting positions. From his vulnerable location in full view of the hostile soldiers, he commenced delivering rapid grenade launcher fire at the enemy and, although sustaining additional painful injuries while thus engaged, vigorously continued his determined efforts until he was mortally wounded by hostile fire. His heroic and valiant actions inspired all who observed him and provided the other members of his squad the time and opportunity to achieve fire superiority and defeat the North Vietnamese Army force. By his courage, bold initiative, and unwavering devotion to duty in the face of grave personal danger. Lance Corporal Boeck upheld the highest traditons of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life in the service of his country.

William K. Jones, Lt. General, USMC Commanding General, FMF, Pacific

From "The Faces Behind the Names," by Don Ward

Semper Fidelis, Marine!
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POSTED ON 10.20.2005
POSTED BY: Bob Ross

Do not stand at my grave and weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

Mary Frye – 1932

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POSTED ON 1.6.2004
POSTED BY: Donald Lytle

Thank you LCPL Gary Raymond Boeck

Although we never met personally, I want to thank you Gary Raymond Boeck, for your courageous and valiant service, faithful contribution, and your most holy sacrifice given to this great country of ours!

Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore Marine, you shall never be forgotten, nor has your death been in vain!

Again, thank you LCPL Gary Raymond Boeck, for a job exceptionally well done!

REST IN ETERNAL PEACE MY MARINE FRIEND


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