Boston, Donald Earl, IC3

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
IC-0000-Interior Communications Electrician
Last Rating/NEC Group
Interior Communications Electrician
Primary Unit
1967-1967, IC-0000, Naval Special Warfare Group 1 (NSWG-1)/SEAL Team 1
Service Years
1962 - 1967
IC-Interior Communications Electrician
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Home State
Alabama
Alabama
Year of Birth
1943
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Sheffield, AL
Last Address
Sheffield, AL

Casualty Date
Apr 07, 1967
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Gia Dinh (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Oakwood Cemetery - Sheffield, Alabama
Wall/Plot Coordinates
17E 114

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  1967-1967, IC-0000, Naval Special Warfare Group 1 (NSWG-1)/SEAL Team 1
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Last Known Activity
On 7 April, a SEAL reconnaissance team suffered heavy casualties while engaging an enemy unit near the mouth of the Vam Sat River, in the Bung Sat Special Zone . The SEALs were conducting reconnaissance by fire from their armored LCM-3 when the enemy opened fire from positions on the bank. 

As the SEALs began returning the enemy fire, three SEALs were killed when a Viet Cong mortar round burst above their amored LCM, forward of the coxswain's position, showering the boat with shrapnel. The Two SEALs were LTJ5 D. M. MANN, USN, and Interior Communications Electrician Third Class D. E. BOSTON, USN, A third died on April 21, 1967 from his wounds. Radioman Third Class R. K. NEAL, USN and wounded 12 other Americans and two Vietnamese. The team withdrew to the Soirap River in order to evacuate the wounded.
   
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