CHARLES F BOSS
VIEW ALL PHOTOS (1)
HONORED ON PANEL 23E, LINE 73 OF THE WALL

CHARLES FREDRIC BOSS

WALL NAME

CHARLES F BOSS

PANEL / LINE

23E/73

DATE OF BIRTH

07/16/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/15/1967

HOME OF RECORD

ANN ARBOR

COUNTY OF RECORD

Washtenaw County

STATE

MI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

A2C

Book a time
Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR CHARLES FREDRIC BOSS
POSTED ON 3.13.2018

Ground Casualty

Shortly after midnight on July 15, 1967, Da Nang Air Base in Quang Nam Province, RVN, came under a heavy rocket attack. The attack started at 12:25 AM and an estimated 50 rounds of 122mm rockets were fired at the installation. Nine USAF personnel were killed during the barrage and 128 others were wounded, 40 of them requiring hospitalization. Another 35 U.S. Army personnel on the base were also wounded. Counter-battery fire was initiated immediately, supported by AC-47 “Spooky” gunships. By 2:00 AM, artillery and air strikes were hitting possible enemy escape routes. The bombardment, which lasted approximately 30 minutes, started numerous fires and resulted in extensive structural damage to U.S. Navy, Marine and Air Force facilities. There was heavy damage to the bomb storage area and moderate damage to the airfield. In addition, eight aircraft were destroyed and 45 aircraft were damaged during the attack. The lost USAF personnel included A1C John S. Berg, A2C Charles F. Boss, A1C James F. Brooks, SSGT David A. Fasnacht, A2C Charles R. Humble, A1C Ronald F. Poole, A2C James H. Price, A2C Jerald K. Sumida, and A2C Charles D. Ward. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and U.S. Naval Forces, Vietnam Monthly Historical Summary, July 1967]
read more read less
POSTED ON 5.7.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR AIRMAN BOSS,
THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE. I DO NOT KNOW YOUR MOS, ONLY THAT YOU SERVED WITH THE AIR FORCE. TODAY IS THE 42ND ANNIVERSARY OF PRESIDENT FORD CALLING THIS DAY THE OFFICIAL END TO THE WAR. IF IT WAS ONLY THAT EASY. I AM SO SORRY. 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.
read more read less
POSTED ON 7.15.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear A2C Charles Fredric Boss, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
read more read less
POSTED ON 5.19.2011

Never Forgotten

Rest in peace with the warriors.
read more read less
POSTED ON 9.21.2009
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Charles is buried at Forest Hills Cemetery in Ann Arbor, Mich.
read more read less