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First Name: Richard

Last Name: Bois

Birthplace: Peabody, MA, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Middle Name: Joseph

Date of Birth: 16 January 1948

Date of Death: 07 March 1969

Rank: Warrant Officer 1

Years Served:
Richard Joseph Bois

•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


Richard Joseph Bois

Warrant Officer, U.S. Army

Richard Joseph Bois was born on 16 January 1948 in Peabody, MA.

On 7 March 1969, Warrant Officer Richard Joseph Bois was serving with Brigade Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 11th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division in Quang Ngai Province, South Vietnam.

On that day, WO Bois was killed in action when his helicopter was shot down and crashed. His body was recovered.

Badge and Medals

Army Aviator Badge
Distinguished Flying Cross
Purple Heart
Air Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Vietnam Campaign Medal


The name Richard J Bois is inscribed on Panel 30W Line 063 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.


Richard Joseph Bois is buried at Saint Mary's Cemetery in Salem, Essex County, MA.


Honoree ID: 3470   Created by: MHOH




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