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 5.13.1999
POSTED BY: Edwin Fitzgerald

Remembrance

Didn't know him but he died with my 7 friends.
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POSTED ON 2.14.1999
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

IN REMEMBRANCE OF THESE FINE YOUNG MARINESWHOSE NAMES SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE

CAPTAIN
CURTIS RICHARD BOHLSCHEID
PILOT
AGE 30

MAJOR
JOHN SANDERS OLDHAM
CO-PILOT
AGE 33

LANCE CORPORAL
JOSE JESUS GONZALEZ
CREWMEMBER
AGE 22

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS
THOMAS MICHAEL HANRATTY
CREWMEMBER
AGE 20


- HMM 265 / MARINE AIR GROUP 16 -


PRIVATE FIRST CLASS
CHARLES DENNIS CHOMEL
AGE 19

LANCE CORPORAL
DENNIS RAY CHRISTIE
AGE 20

LANCE CORPORAL
JOHN JOSEPH FOLEY III
AGE 20

LANCE CORPORAL
MICHAEL WILLIAM HAVRANEK
AGE 19

LANCE CORPORAL
JAMES WILLARD KOOI
AGE 18

CORPORAL
JIM EDWIN MOSHIER
AGE 23

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS
JAMES EDWARD WIDENER
AGE 18


- 3RD RECONNAISSANCE COMPANY -
- 3RD RECONNAISSANCE BATTALION -
- 3RD MARINE DIVISION -


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ON JUNE 6, 1967

CAPTAIN BOHLSCHEID WAS THE PILOT OF A

CH46A HELICOPTER INSERTING A SEVEN-MAN USMC

FORCE RECONNAISSANCE TEAM INTO A PREDESIGNATED

AREA 11.5 NAUTICAL MILES NORTHWEST OF DONG HA,

SOUTH VIETNAM, RIGHT ON THE DEMILITARIZED ZONE.

A TOTAL OF FOUR AIRCRAFT WERE INVOLVED IN THIS

MISSION, TWO CH46 AND TWO UH1E GUNSHIPS.

THE FLIGHT DEPARTED DONG HA AT ABOUT 1115 HRS

AND PROCEEDED TO THE INSERTION LOCATION.

THE TWO GUNSHIPS MADE LOW STRAFING RUNS OVER

THE LANDING ZONE TO CLEAR BOOBY TRAPS AND TO

LOCATE ANY ENEMY TROOPS IN THE AREA, HOWEVER,

NO ENEMY FIRE WAS RECEIVED AND NO ENEMY ACTIVITY

WAS NOTED OR OBSERVED.

THE LEAD HELICOPTER THEN BEGAN ITS APPROACH

TO THE LANDING ZONE BUT AT AN ESTIMATED ALTITUDE

OF BETWEEN 400 TO 600 FEET THE AIRCRAFT WAS

OBSERVED TO CLIMB ERRATICALLY, IN A SIMILAR

WAY TO AN AIRCRAFT COMMENCING A LOOP.

MACHINE GUN MEN HAD BEEN WAITING FOR THE

OPPORTUNE TIME TO FIRE ON THE HELICOPTERS.

PORTIONS OF THE TAIL ROTOR WERE SEEN TO SEPARATE

FROM THE HELICOPTER AND RADIO TRANSMISSIONS

RECEIVED THAT INDICATED THEY HAD BEEN HIT AND

WERE GOING TO TRY TO SET DOWN AWAY FROM THE

ACTION BUT AT THIS POINT 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 SITE FAILED DUE TO A HEAVY BUNKER

COMPLEX SURROUNDING THE SITE. NEARBY GROUND UNITS

INSPECTED THE SITE FROM WITHIN 500 METERS

THROUGH BINOCULARS AND OBSERVED NO SURVIVORS.

FOR THE ELEVEN CREWMEN ONBOARD THE CH46A THIS

DAY THEIR DEATHS SEEMED A CERTAINTY AND THEY

WERE THEREFORE CLASSIFIED AS BEING

KILLED IN ACTION / BODIES NOT RECOVERED



YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN
NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE



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