ROLLIE L BOLDEN
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HONORED ON PANEL 3E, LINE 70 OF THE WALL

ROLLIE LEE BOLDEN

WALL NAME

ROLLIE L BOLDEN

PANEL / LINE

3E/70

DATE OF BIRTH

06/25/1942

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/17/1965

HOME OF RECORD

ALBANY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Linn County

STATE

OR

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ROLLIE LEE BOLDEN
POSTED ON 5.16.2007

1994 Proof Coin

Rollie's name is one of the names engraved on the 1994 Commemorative Proof Coin.
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POSTED ON 12.13.2006
POSTED BY: Don Dutton-RVN-1969

Cool Warrior

Rollie was 4 years older.We young boys thought he was cool.Worked at the gas station in Wasco,OR.Black loafers with white lighting bolt down side,pack of camels rolled up in sleeve.Weird-Rollie moved to Albany,OR,died at LZ Albany,1965.
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POSTED ON 12.11.2006
POSTED BY: Bill Nelson: Nam Vet 101st Airborne

NEVER FORGOTTEN

FOREVER REMEMBERED

"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you , one of the gentle heroes and patriots lost to the War in Vietnam:

Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
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POSTED ON 12.26.2002
POSTED BY: Tom Coats

Remembering Rollie

I attended Sherman High School in Moro, Oregon with Rollie. He graduated in 61, a year ahead of me. His sister Sharon was a couple of years younger. Rollie was a nice guy, who, in keeping with the times, was crazy about his car (1954?) Ford. Rollie, Tony Capaci and I skipped school one fine spring day, and went water skiing on the Columbia River. I lost track of Rollie after high school, and don't remember hearing about him until his death in November, 1965. He was one of the first boys from Oregon to be killed in the war, in the ambush at Ia Drang, the day after the big battle described in the book and film "We Were Soldiers Then, and Young". Rollie was a draftee, but believed in what he was doing, and for that I am greatful.
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