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First Name: Michael

Last Name: Bost

Birthplace: Grand Rapids, MI, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Middle Name: James

Date of Birth: 17 May 1946

Date of Death: 14 May 1967

Rank: Corporal

Years Served:
Michael James Bost

•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


Michael James Bost

Corporal, U.S. Army

Michael James Bost was born on 17 May 1946 in Grand Rapids, MI.

On 14 May 1967, Private First Class Michael James Bost was serving with the 42nd Infantry Platoon (Scout Dog), A Company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division in Quang Ngai Province in South Vietnam.

On that day, PFC Bost was killed in action when he sustained wounds from small arms fire. He received a posthumous promotion to Corporal. His body was recovered.

Medals, Awards and Badges

Silver Star Medal
Bronze Star Medal (Merit)
Purple Heart
Army Commendation Medal with Valor Device
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Vietnam Campaign Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge
Parachutist Badge


The name Michael J Bost is located on Panel 19E Line 115 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.


Corporal Michael James Bost is buried at Oakwood Cemetery in Lowell, Kent County, MI.


Honoree ID: 3473   Created by: MHOH




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