JOHNNY S BOSSER
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HONORED ON PANEL 19W, LINE 127 OF THE WALL

JOHNNY STEVE BOSSER

WALL NAME

JOHNNY S BOSSER

PANEL / LINE

19W/127

DATE OF BIRTH

12/31/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/28/1969

HOME OF RECORD

FT LUPTON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Weld County

STATE

CO

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

LCPL

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHNNY STEVE BOSSER
POSTED ON 11.11.2012
POSTED BY: Brittany Givens

Johnny Steve Bosser

He is my uncle and I may have never met him, but I miss him. Love you Uncle Johnny

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POSTED ON 8.28.2012
POSTED BY: A Marine

Silver Star Citation

Silver Star


Awarded posthumously for actions during the Vietnam War



The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Lance Corporal Johnny S. Bosser, United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Fire Team Leader with Company K, Third Battalion, Seventh Marines, FIRST Marine Division, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On 28 August 1969, while Company K was conducting a search and destroy operation in Quang Nam Province, the lead platoon was pinned down by small arms, automatic weapons, and anti-aircraft fire from North Vietnamese Army soldiers concealed in spider holes and other well-camouflaged emplacements. Realizing the need for immediate action, Lance Corporal Bosser boldly commenced moving his fire team to a forward position, but was halted by vicious hostile cross fire and sustained two casualties. Directing his remaining riflemen to provide covering fire, he then crawled alone across the fire-swept terrain to a dangerously exposed knoll from which he could observe enemy activities. Seeing a sniper in a spider hole to his right front, he boldly stood up and, executing evasive maneuvers, ran toward the hostile position, but was extensively wounded in the arm when he was within five meters of his objective. Although suffering intense pain, he crawled forward and, when he reached the emplacement, leaped to his feet and killed the sniper with a hand grenade. Valiantly returning to his original position, he encountered a Marine casualty and, dropping to the ground, commenced dragging himself and the casualty toward a covered location, but after traveling only ten meters was mortally wounded by enemy fire. His heroic and dauntless actions inspired all who observed him and contributed significantly to the defeat of the enemy. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and selfless devotion to duty, Lance Corporal Bosser saved the life of a fellow Marine and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.



Action Date: August 28, 1969



Service: Marine Corps



Rank: Lance Corporal



Company: Company K



Battalion: 3d Battalion



Regiment: 7th Marines



Division: 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF

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POSTED ON 11.16.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Johnny is buried at Hillside Cemetery,Ft Lupton,CO.PH-GS
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POSTED ON 9.3.2007

Never Forgotten

To my uncle Johnny a brave man of honor! Although I have never met you, you are always in my thoughts. Because of you I want to serve as a Corpsman and I hope I make you as proud as I am of you!
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POSTED ON 8.28.2007
POSTED BY: Dave Avery

The River Of Tears

To War,To War
The Old Men Cried
An Another Young American
Soldier Has Died
To War,To War
The Old Men Said
An Another Young American
Soldier Is Dead
Wars Are Fought
And Wars Are Won
But At A terrible Price
The Lives Of Our Sons
The Day Will Come
That Peace Is Here
But At What Cost
A River Of Tears

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