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Leonard L. Boswell Collection

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Leonard L. Boswell Collection

Biographical Information

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Name:
Leonard L. Boswell
State of Birth:
MO
Home State:
IA
Gender
Male
Race
White

War or Conflict
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1956-1976
Entrance into Service
Drafted
Branch of Service
Army
Unit of Service
250th Field Artillery Rocket Battalion; Headquarters, 3rd Army Missile Command; Headquarters Battery, 2nd Howitzer Battalion, 28th Field Artillery
Location of Service
Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Fort Chaffee, Arkansas; Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Fort Wolters and Fort Bliss, Texas; Fort Rucker, Alabama; Germany; Fort Riley, Kansas; Ban Me Thuot, Pleiku, Soc Trang, and Can Tho, Vietnam; Fort Polk, Louisiana; Lisbon, Portugal; Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
Highest Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Service Related Injury
Yes
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
Veteran also served in the Headquarters Battery, 3rd Howitzer Battalion, 30th Field Artillery; Combat Support Flight and Aerial Survey Platoon and Headquarters Company, 8th Aviation Company, 8th Infantry Division; 1st Infantry Division; Company A, 1st Aviation Battalion; A Company and Headquarters, 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Brigade; Headquarters Company, 307th Combat Aviation Battalion, 164th Aviation Group, 1st Aviation Brigade; Commander, 336th Assault Helicopter Company; Battalion Commander, 4th Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team; and 155th Aviation Company. Veteran served two one-year tours of duty as an assault helicopter pilot in Vietnam.

View Digital CollectionCollection Information

Type of Resource:
Video: MiniDV [4 items] -- Oral history interview
Manuscript: Biographical information [3 items] -- Typewritten document
Manuscript: Military papers (orders, personnel/201 files, etc) [1 item] -- Typewritten document
Manuscript: Printed matter [14 items] -- Typewritten document
Manuscript: Regimental/unit histories [9 items] -- Typewritten document
Computer File: CD [1 item] -- Multiple types of electronic files
Video: DVD [2 items] -- Reference copy
Contributor:
Edwin Perry
Contributor:
Leonard Boswell
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/11908
Subjects:
Boswell, Leonard L.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal Narratives
United States. Army.
Cite as:
Leonard L. Boswell Collection
(AFC/2001/001/11908), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2014-06-27
 

 

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