CURTIS R BOHLSCHEID
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HONORED ON PANEL 21E, LINE 91 OF THE WALL

CURTIS RICHARD BOHLSCHEID

WALL NAME

CURTIS R BOHLSCHEID

PANEL / LINE

21E/91

DATE OF BIRTH

12/09/1936

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/11/1967

HOME OF RECORD

POCATELLO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Power County

STATE

ID

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

CAPT

STATUS

MIA

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR CURTIS RICHARD BOHLSCHEID
POSTED ON 2.17.2015
POSTED BY: Nick

My best friend

Dick, we met in the third grade at Lincoln elementary (long gone) all through school, hunting, fishing, football, skiing, beer drinking, college, military, marriage. Judy asked me to be the God Father to Jeff and Marni, what a privilege. You would be very proud of them. My own son carries your name.
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POSTED ON 10.13.2014
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Final Mission of CAPT Curtis R. Bohlscheid

I don't know where to start, except to say that the day Dick [Bohlscheid] went down still echoes in my soul. I was lead of the section of the [VMO-2] gunships which escorted Dick's recon insert. We briefed early in the morning. Dick was mission command; he briefed. He was nervous for no reason I could understand. I knew him from the time we were flight instructors together in VT-2, Unit 4, at Whiting. I remember so clearly those recon Marines outside the briefing hooch, their faces covered with camouflage paint, but uneasy also. As I remember and have remembered forever, Dick tried to insert the team somewhere west of the China Wall, got shot out; we returned to Dong Ha; rebriefed, refueled, went somewhere almost at the base of the China Wall, shot out again. Dong Ha, refueled, rebriefed again. Then ordered to insert that team, period. I guess there was suspicion of pressure, heavy pressure, from the north. This time we tried just northwest of Dong Ha. I think this was right. I looked at my log book and find that I have three flights that day, the first for a 3.9, the second for a 1.0, and the third, a 0.3. I remember clearing the zone and seeing nothing, nor experiencing any fire. It was a terrible day at that point, and I was relieved. I called Dick in clear and turned to escort him on his port side. As he transitioned to landing speed, in almost slow motion his nose rose, then rose more sharply, then climbed toward the vertical. Then the aircraft rolled inverted, split S, and dived down and exploded. To this day, I will never forget, can never forget, that Dick keyed the mic at about the time he was inverted and started to say something, but what came out was a strangled cry, "Mama!" Then it was over. Sorry to get emotional, but this event, this tragedy, was and is the apotheosis of Vietnam to me. Dick was such a gentle man. God bless him, and all who went with him. For a long time, Dick's name was not on the Wall, because, I guess, he was still MIA, but it is now, and I have touched it. (Submitted by Hank Trimble, VMO-2 gunship escort) [Narrative taken from pownetwork.org; image from wikipedia.org]
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POSTED ON 6.11.2014
POSTED BY: A Marine, Quang Tri

Semper Fi

Semper Fi Captain.
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POSTED ON 3.4.2014

His grand son

I love and miss u
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POSTED ON 7.4.2012

If I should die...remembrances for CAPT. Curtis Richard BOHLSCHEID, USMC...who died for our country!

If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.

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