ARTHUR R BOLLINGER
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HONORED ON PANEL 1W, LINE 114 OF THE WALL

ARTHUR RAY BOLLINGER

WALL NAME

ARTHUR R BOLLINGER

PANEL / LINE

1W/114

DATE OF BIRTH

06/13/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/05/1973

HOME OF RECORD

GREENVILLE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Bond County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

CAPT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ARTHUR RAY BOLLINGER
POSTED ON 6.26.2021
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you....

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. While all deaths in war are tragic that you perished so late in this war is especially so. May you rest in eternal peace.
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POSTED ON 3.25.2021
POSTED BY: Michael Kuhn

We who grew up with him knew he was exceptional

Lived in Art's neighborhood, always bouncing a basketball. Hit the winning shot for Comets to get to Sweet Sixteen, as a sophomore. Always cool. Summer escape with Reeves, Siebert to Colorado. Always seemed to know what he was doing. A real loss to family and the USA. Not forgotten, "Archy".
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POSTED ON 6.28.2020
POSTED BY: Richard Sakharoff

Dear Captain Arthur Bollinger

THANK YOU, for serving in the Air Force during the Vietnam War. Your sacrifice will not be in vain as I will do my part in keeping your memory alive.
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POSTED ON 4.23.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR CAPTAIN BOLLINGER,
THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A NAVIGATOR. I AM GLAD YOU WERE IDENTIFIED IN 1995. 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 WAS JUST EASTER - GOD'S BLESSINGS ON YOU.
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POSTED ON 5.24.2015
POSTED BY: Colonel Curtis D. Dale, PhD, USAF (Ret)

I was Captain Bollinger's Instructor at DaNang

I will write this to the very best of my recollection. I was (then) First Lieutenant Arthur Bollinger's Instructor Navigator at DaNang AB, RVN in the EC-47 before he was transferred to NKP not too long before the end of the war. These moves were pretty common at that point as drawdown was happening. He was a superb officer and also worked in the Awards and Decorations and OER/APR section in the 362nd TEWS of which I was in charge. If I recall correctly, he had a wife and child, possibly more than one. I was certainly devastated when I heard that this great young officer had been shot down. I, too, was flying during that week when his aircraft was destroyed. It was on one mission in that week that I was awarded the DFC for a mission Southwest of Hue when the AAA had us boxed in. I located the exact positions, but there was little that could be done, and only the EC-47s were still flying combat missions. All armed aircraft had been pulled out, and we were "Unarmed, Alone, and Afraid," to the max. To anyone who reads this, I attest that Captain Bollinger was a great man and I am proud to have known him. Hand Salute!
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