Don Allen Boozer

Army of the United States
19 December 1943 - 05 March 1968
Plantersville, Mississippi
Panel 43E Line 003

Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign
Don A Boozer

The database page for Don Allen Boozer

28 Jan 2004

I was new in country and I was at the 90th Replacement Depot at Long Binh when volunteers with O+ blood were solicited. We were the new guys whose blood was classifed as clean, we hadn't been in country long enough to get contaminated. I volunteered and was taken to the 22nd Evacuation Hospital to give blood. When we entered the door, there was a gurney with a soldier laying it and his legs were gone. As we gave blood, I just asked who the blood would be for and he stated Boozer, the guy on the gurney was first in line.

Unsuspecting to me I was in the same hospital the next day as I was evacuated to it and Boozer didn't make it. I have always have remembered that. It was a shame that my blood did not help.

I know that Boozer was married and the father of a new baby as I heard it.

When I searched the casualty data base, there was only one Boozer and the date was right. Since my blood did not help to save his life, may this memorial give life to his sacifice.

Photo courtesy of the Mississippi Vietnam Memorial Project

A Note from The Virtual Wall

Sergeant Don Allen Boozer, son of Thomas H. and Pansy A. Boozer, is buried in Row 12 of the Unity Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Lee County, Mississippi.

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a fellow soldier,
Billy M. Brown
4015 Melody Lane, Odessa, Texas 79762 
31 Jan 2004

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
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