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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

Bannock County

STATE

ID

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

CAPT

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STATUS

MIA

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR CURTIS RICHARD BOHLSCHEID
POSTED ON 4.19.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR CAPTAIN BOHLSCHEID,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A HELICOPTER PILOT, HMH/M/L/A (I). SEMPER FI. YOU ARE STILL MIA.
PLEASE COME HOME.
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 IS EASTER WEEK, AND PASSOVER - GOD'S BLESSINGS ON YOU.
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POSTED ON 6.11.2015
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear Captain Curtis Richard Bohlscheid, 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, Sir

Curt Carter
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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

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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