William Joseph Boland, JrPrivate First Class
A CO, 1ST RECON BN, 1ST MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
07 February 1949 - 29 June 1968
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The database page for William Joseph Boland, Jr
Billy, Hello old buddy ...
I went to the wall to see your name again the other day and memories of our years at St. Frances of Rome and Morton East flowed like fine wine.
I remember that you always had one or two more badges on your Cub Scout uniform than I did back in 3rd through 5th grade and how hard I tried to catch up to you, but never quite made the grade. We had some great years, all the way through high school.
I remember the day that you and I talked about enlisting under the buddy system, I also remember telling you about the new job in the lithographic firm that I decided to take instead of enlisting in the Marine Corps. Right after your funeral I enlisted in the Air Force and did 20 years for our country and never regretted it ... Proud to have served!!!!
You were a great friend ... and they say friendship lasts forever ... I will never forget you!!!!
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his friend and classmate,
Alan J. Talacek
16 Feb 2001
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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
Last updated 10/14/2002