IRA C BOGGS JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 5E, LINE 31 OF THE WALL

IRA C BOGGS JR

WALL NAME

IRA C BOGGS JR

PANEL / LINE

5E/31

DATE OF BIRTH

11/04/1943

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/14/1966

HOME OF RECORD

COLUMBUS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Franklin

STATE

OH

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

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LEFT FOR IRA C BOGGS JR
POSTED ON 11.18.2023

Final Mission of PFC Ira C. Boggs Jr.

The 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry “Bobcats” were sent to Vietnam in January 1966, assigned to the 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division. The 1/5 Infantry was a mechanized unit utilizing M113 armored personnel carriers and Patton M48A3 tanks. During its first three months in country, the 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division with the attached 1/5 Infantry was engaged in continuous ground combat against the Viet Cong (VC) to secure a base of operations for itself near Tan An Hoi in the Cu Chi District of Hau Nghia Provence, RVN. On the early morning of February 14, 1966, A Company, 1/5 Infantry prepared to depart its base camp and move across the Ben Muong waterway on a dismounted Reconnaissance in Force of the area beyond the stream. A densely jungled rubber plantation honey-combed with Viet Cong tunnels and overrun by snipers, it was known to American GIs as "Hell's Half Acre." The Bobcats crossed their line of departure at 6:30 AM. Three hours later, they were making slow but steady progress on the sweep, destroying thatch-roofed huts and tunnels and confiscating rice caches. By 11:00 AM, they had sustained ten wounded. Shortly after, two Chicom Claymores anti-personnel mines were command detonated by the VC, killing eight and wounding three. The lost personnel included (from A-1/5 Inf) CPT William A. Hoos Jr., SSG Gene C. Milligan, SP4 Walter N. Ammons, and PFC Ira C. Boggs Jr.; (from C Btry, 1st Bn, 8th Arty Rgt) Forward Observers SGT John W. O. Groover and PFC Bobby J. Braswell; and (from 25th Admin Co, 25th Inf Div) journalist PFC Terry J. Reed; also killed was Canagarathan “Charles” Chellappah, a photojournalist with the Associated Press. His final roll of film captured dramatic photographs of wounded soldiers being treated after the first Claymore explosion. He died in the subsequent blast. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, virtualwall.org, and wikipedia.org; Image: Photo of injured Americans taken by Charles Chellappah moments before his death.]
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POSTED ON 10.31.2021
POSTED BY: ANON

Never Forgotten

PFC Ira "Karl" Boggs was a graduate of Columbus Walnut Ridge High School. He was survived by his parents, a younger brother, and 3 sisters. He was killed when he tripped a landmine.

Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

HOOAH

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POSTED ON 3.16.2021
POSTED BY: John Fabris

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.
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POSTED ON 1.7.2021
POSTED BY: Bud Owens

Found you on the wall

Wish I could have met uncle Bud but I’ll never forget you.
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POSTED ON 10.31.2020
POSTED BY: ANON

NEVER FORGOTTEN

On the remembrance of your 77th birthday, your sacrifice is not forgotten.

HOOAH
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