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Randolph A Boschulte - Vietnam War

Randy Boschulte was born and raised in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, and attended college and received his officer's commission in 1967 from Morgan State College in Baltimore, Maryland. He attended the Ordnance Officer Basic Course, and after a couple of state-side tours, served in South Vietnam in 1969-70. Following his return, Randy stayed in the Army until he was RIFed (reduction in force) in 1978. He joined the U.S. Army Reserve a few years later, and by 1985 was working full time for the USAR, with a wide variety of postings over the years until he retired in 1993.

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Nobert and Gladys Newton, third and second from the right, raised Randy. The others in the photo are Mae Newton, Emelda Boschulte (an aunt), and Ilva Youle (another aunt). The photo was taken in Mount Morris Park, New York City in 1965.

Where:

Mount Morris Park, New York City

When:

1965

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Narrator’s photo

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Earnest Boschulte, Randy’s father, in a photo taken circa 1965. Earnest was a career soldier in the Transportation Corps at the time of the photo.

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Unknown

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1965

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Narrator’s photo

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Randy is second from the right in his graduation photo from the Aberdeen Mechanical Maintenance School, Maryland in March, 1969.

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Maryland

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March, 1969

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Narrator’s photo

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Randy’s first wife, Arnis (Burke) Boschulte, taken in Washington, D.C. in 1969. Randy had the composite photo made in Da Nang, Vietnam, and kept a copy in his pocket.

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Washington, D.C.

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1969

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Narrator’s photo

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Col Norris presented an award to Randy Boschulte while he served in Vietnam, on April 1, 1970.

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Vietnam

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April 1, 1970

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Narrator’s photo

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Randy’s flag football team from the Ordnance Advance Course (Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland) won the class championship in 1971. Randy is in the front, right.

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Maryland

When:

1971

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Narrator’s photo

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The Hawk missile launcher crew get their picture taken during missile qualification testing on Crete in 1975. Boschulte was the 3rd BN, 60th Air Defense Artillery missile maintenance officer at the time.

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Crete, Greece

When:

1975

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Narrator’s photo

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Captain Boschulte visited the island of Crete, Greece in 1975 for missile qualification testing.

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Crete, Greece

When:

1975

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Narrator’s photo

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Captain Randy Boschulte receives the Army Commendation Medal From General Decker, on August 11, 1977 while his wife and children look on.

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Unknown

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August 11, 1977

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Narrator’s photo

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Captain Randy Boschulte receives the Army Commendation Medal From General Decker on August 11, 1977.

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Unknown

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August 11, 1977

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Narrator’s photo

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Jimmy and Sharon Gaines, with the harbor of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands in the background. They were close friends to Randy, who made the same cruise as the Gaines’s in 1984.

Where:

St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

When:

1984

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Narrator’s photo

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Randy, Jr. and Alonzo Boschulte with their proud father while the family lived in Springfield, Illinois in 1991.

Where:

Springfield, Illinois

When:

1991

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Bonita’s photo gallery. May be restricted. Patrons desiring to use this photograph should contact the ALPL Audio-Visual Curator.

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Lena and Lauren Boschulte with their mother, Arnis, taken in 1991 while the family lived in Springfield, Illinois.

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Springfield, Illinois

When:

1991

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Taken at Bonita’s photo gallery. May be restricted. Patrons desiring to use this photograph should contact the ALPL Audio-Visual Curator.

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Lieutenant Colonel Boschulte in 1993, while he served as the Deputy Chief of Combat Vehicles at the Tank Automotive Command in Warren, Michigan.

Where:

Warren, Michigan

When:

1993

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Narrator’s photo

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The relatives gather after Randy’s uncle Oliver’s funeral in Bowie, Maryland in 2006.

Where:

Bowie, Maryland

When:

2006

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Narrator’s photo

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Randy’s aunts, Jackie Hassell, Wilma Tyson and Josephine Hassell during Randy’s uncle Oliver’s funeral in Bowie, Maryland in 2006.

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Bowie, Maryland

When:

2006

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Narrator’s photo

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Rosalia (Millen) VanBeverhoudt in 2008 in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. She was Randy’s cousin, and helped raise him after his grandmother died.

Where:

St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

When:

2008

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Narrator’s photo

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The view from Randy’s cousin’s house on St. Thomas, looking north at the Atlantic Ocean in 2008. Randy grew up one mile east of his cousin’s home.

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St. Thomas

When:

2008

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Narrator’s photo

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Several former members of the 30th Ordnance Detachment (Missile/Rocket) gathered for a reunion at Ft. Knox, Kentucky in 2009.

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Ft. Knox, Kentucky

When:

2009

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Narrator’s photo

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Donna (Randy's wife) and Randy Boschulte during the 30th Ordnance Detachment reunion at Ft. Knox, Kentucky in 2009.

Where:

Ft. Knox, Kentucky

When:

2009

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Narrator’s photo

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John and Yvonne Baugh during the 30th Ordnance Det. Reunion in 2009. John and Randy formed a life-long friendship during their 30th Ordnance days.

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Unknown

When:

2009

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Narrator’s photo



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