BENJAMIN F BOLDING
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HONORED ON PANEL 32W, LINE 36 OF THE WALL

BENJAMIN FOREST BOLDING

WALL NAME

BENJAMIN F BOLDING

PANEL / LINE

32W/36

DATE OF BIRTH

08/23/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/15/1969

HOME OF RECORD

MOORE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Cleveland County

STATE

OK

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

CPL

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR BENJAMIN FOREST BOLDING
POSTED ON 3.16.2021
POSTED BY: John Fabris

Do Not Stand at my Grave and Weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.
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POSTED ON 2.15.2019
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Vietnam, 1969

Silver Star Citation

Benjamin Forest Bolding

Silver Star
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Marine Corps
Rank: Corporal
Battalion: 3d Battalion
GENERAL ORDERS:

CITATION:

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Corporal Benjamin Forest Bolding (MCSN: 2257470), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Machine Gun Section Leader with Company M, Third Battalion, Twenty-Sixth Marines, Ninth Marine Amphibious Brigade, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On 15 February 1969, Company M was participating in Operation TAYLOR COMMON near An Hoa when the First Platoon came under a heavy volume of small arms and automatic weapons fire from a large and well-concealed North Vietnamese Army force occupying positions in a hedgerow. Alertly observing that the point squad was temporarily pinned down, Corporal Bolding maneuvered his section to a forward position. Fearlessly moving throughout the fire-swept terrain, he shouted instructions and encouragement to his men and, skillfully deploying his machine gun teams, directed their suppressive fire on the enemy. Utilizing this outstanding covering fire, the lead squad was able to withdraw to a more tactically advantageous position. As he continued to direct devastatingly accurate fire at the enemy position, Corporal Bolding was mortally wounded by enemy small arms fire. His bold initiative and sincere concern for the welfare of his comrades inspired all who observed him and were instrumental in saving the lives of several Marines. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and selfless devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Bolding contributed significantly to the defeat of the North Vietnamese Army force and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
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POSTED ON 4.21.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR CORPORAL BOLDING,
THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A MACHINE GUNNER. SEMPER FI. 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 - GOD'S BLESSINGS ON YOU.
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POSTED ON 2.15.2017
POSTED BY: Danny Bolding

Saying good by

Today Benny I got to finally say good by. I brought our nephew Chad who also is a marine. I wore Daddy's gold star . We still talk about you and truly miss you and pray for you.
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POSTED ON 8.23.2016
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Corporal Benjamin Forest Bolding, Served with Company M, 3rd Battalion, 26th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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