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 11.24.2010

Crash Summary on Helicopter CH-46A 150270

On 11 June 1967, 1LT Curtis Bohlscheid was the pilot of a CH46A helicopter inserting a seven-man Marine Force Recon team into a predesignated area 11.5 nautical miles northwest of Dong Ha, South Vietnam -- right on the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). A total of four aircraft were involved in the mission, two CH46's and two UH1E helicopter gunships. Bohlscheid flew the lead aircraft. His crew included MAJ John S. Oldham, LCPL Jose J. Gonzales (crew chief), and PFC Thomas M. Hanratty (crew chief). Members of the 3rd Recon Company, 3rd Recon Battalion, 3rd Marine Division who were being inserted were CPL Jim E. Moshier, LCPL Dennis R. Christie, LCPL John J. Foley III, LCPL Michael W. Havranek, LCPL James W. Kooi, PFC Charles D. Chomel, and PFC James E. Widener. The flight departed Dong Ha at about 11:15 a.m. and proceeded to the insertion location. The gunships made low strafing runs over the landing zone to clear booby traps and to locate any enemy troops in the area. No enemy fire was received and no activity was observed. The lead aircraft then began its approach to the landing zone. At an estimated altitude of 400-600 feet, the helicopter was observed to climb erratically, similar to an aircraft commencing a loop. Machinegun men had been waiting for the opportune time to fire on the aircraft. Portions of the rear blades were seen to separate from the aircraft and a radio transmission was received from the aircraft indicating that it had been hit. The helicopter became inverted and continued out of control until it was seen to crash by a stream in a steep ravine. Subsequent efforts by ground units to reach the crash area failed due to a heavy bunker complex surrounding the site. The ground units inspected the site from within 500 meters through binoculars and observed no survivors. All eleven personnel aboard the helicopter were therefore classified Killed In Action, Body Not Recovered. Other USMC records indicate that the helicopter also burst into flames just prior to impacting the ground. Source: Compiled by Homecoming II Project 15 June 1990 from one or more of the following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POWMIA families, published sources, interviews. [Taken from vhpa.org]
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POSTED ON 10.28.2004
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Curtis has a military stone in his honor at Ft Rosecrans Nat Cem.
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POSTED ON 7.13.2003
POSTED BY: Donald Lytle

Thank you Captain Bohlscheid

Although we never met personally, I want to thank you Curtis Richard Bohlscheid, for your courageous and valiant service to this great country of ours!

Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore Sir, you shall never be forgotten!

Again, thank you Captain Bohlscheid, for a job well done!

MAYBE ONE DAY SOON....UNTIL THEN.....HEAVENLY PEACE MY MARINE FRIEND


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POSTED ON 2.10.2003
POSTED BY: Candace Lokey

Not Forgotten

I have not forgotten you. I chair the Adoption Committee for The National League of Families of Prisoners of War and Missing in Action in Southeast Asia. We will always remember the 1,889 Americans still unaccounted for in Southeast Asia and the thousands of others that lost their lives. We will not stop our efforts until all of you are home where you belong.

We need to reach the next generation so that they will carry on when our generation is no longer able. To do so, we are attempting to locate photographs of all the missing. If you are reading this remembrance and have a photo and/or memory of this missing American that you would like to share for our project, please contact me at:

Candace Lokey
PO Box 206
Freeport, PA 16229
mlokey@aol.com

If you are not familiar with our organization, please visit our web site at :

www.pow-miafamilies.org
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POSTED ON 11.19.2001
POSTED BY: Robyn Kendall CPL, USMC

My Best Friend

I have never met you personally, but I have visited you many times at The Wall. You are right there with me when someone asks 'what's that bracelet for?' I tell your story over and over again. As a young Marine I chose your name for my bracelet because I was from Idaho and so are you. Since then you have never left my side. You are my companion in everything I have done in my life. You are my martyr. Thank you for your sacrifice. Semper Fi
-Robyn
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