Boody, Stephen (Steve), RM2

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
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Primary Unit
1969-1971, RM-0000, Navy Recruiting Station Bainbridge, MD
Service Years
1965 - 1971

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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This Military Service Page was created/owned by Ruth J. Boody-Family to remember Boody, Stephen (Steve) (Sparkswj72), RM2.

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Date of Passing
Mar 22, 2009
Location of Interment
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 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club

 Military Association Memberships
Post 44Chapter 118
  1997, American Legion, Post 44 (Member) (Scottsdale, Arizona) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2008, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), Chapter 118 (Member) (Bronx, New York) [Verified] - Chap. Page

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Last Known Activity
UPDATE TO MY INFO: Steve retired from the NYPD, where he served 21 years. He was  also a licensed Private Investigator (along with his wife) licensed in NY and AZ. Unfortunately, he developed diabetes type 2 10 years ago, and other illnesses (he was exposed for some time to Agent Orange) and became very sick and basically bedridden, unable to walk, having to be transferred by Hoyer lift from bed to wheel chair and vice versa, and needing 24 hour care..He was in the Nursing Home Unit of the Bronx VA Hospital on Kingsbridge RD, Bronx, NY.and in Hospice Care. , and then in DeWitt Rehabilitation and Nursing Home in NYC, where he passed away.

His death has been declared Service Connected for AO related DM2,, etc.  but the rest of his claims are either pending or being resubmitted for reconsideration
. His wife, , who is also a licensed Real Estate Broker, runs their Private Investigation business, Platinum Investigations. Up until the end, Steve was mentally aware and loved to talk with his wife. His wife became involved with the Destroyer Escort Radar Picket Ship site, , Veterans Info, and many other military organizations, and she  located his shipmates from almost 40 years ago, and kept in close touch with them by email. Though his wife did all the emailing, Steve would chat with his buddies about the hilarious, the shore leaves they didn't remember, but would only allude to the horrors that haunted them all from being in country.

Stephen had both military honors and NYPD Ceremonial Unit honors, at his funeral, and he now sleeps among his brothers in arms in Calverton National Cemetery in Calverton, NY, on Long Island. He is desperately missed.

 Pain free, sleep in the arms of the Lord
 Sailor, rest your oars

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1965, Recruit Training (Bainbridge, MD)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Advancement Schools and CoursesUSS Koiner (DE-331/DER-331)Naval Base San Diego (NAVBASE San Diego)USS Oklahoma City (CLG-5)
USS Preble (DLG-15)NAVSTA PhiladelphiaCommander Naval Recruiting Command (CNRC)
  1966-1966, RM-0000, (RM) Radioman A School
  1966-1968, RM-0000, USS Koiner (DE-331/DER-331)
  1968-1968, RM-0000, Naval Base San Diego (NAVBASE San Diego)
  1968-1968, RM-0000, USS Oklahoma City (CLG-5)
  1968-1969, RD-0000, USS Preble (DLG-15)
  1969-1969, RD-0000, NAVSTA Philadelphia
  1969-1971, RM-0000, Navy Recruiting Station Bainbridge, MD
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1970 Operation Market Time
 Colleges Attended 
John Jay College of Criminal JusticeSaint John's University, Jamaica New York
  1971-1975, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  1975-1977, Saint John's University, Jamaica New York
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Family Obituary6
  Dec 30, 2007, ADMIN NOTE
  Mar 07, 2013, General Photos3
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