VIETNAM - BOOBAR, LARRY DANIEL

Boobar, Larry Daniel

VIETNAM - BOOBAR, LARRY DANIEL
BOOBAR, LARRY DANIEL

Rank: Specialist 4

Unit: C Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

Awards: Bronze Star Medal with Valor Device and Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 4-Dec-1948

Hometown: Lagrange, Maine

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 18-Apr-1968

Start of tour: 9-Jun-1969

Incident date: 6-Sep-1969

Date of casualty: 6-Sep-1969

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Hostile, Died. Grenade. Multiple fragmentation wounds.
Larry Daniel Boobar was killed while a passenger on a military vehicle on a combat operation when a hostile force was encountered. / Passenger on Armored Cavalry Assault Vehicle (ACAV) on reconnaissance in force mission.  Engaged hostile force in firefight.

Three Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SP4 Larry Daniel Boobar
SGT Bobby Gene Haynes
SSG Wayne Jackson Sanders

Location of fatality: Binh Long, South Vietnam, XT 745 001

Place of interment: Medford Center Cemetery, Medford, Maine, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 18W 046 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

BRONZE STAR MEDAL

BRONZE STAR MEDAL
WITH VALOR DEVICE AND OAK LEAF CLUSTER
POSTHUMOUS

SPECIALIST FOUR LARRY D BOOBAR
6 SEPTEMBER 1969
C TROOP, 1st SQUADRON
11TH ARMORED CAVALRY REGIMENT

Specialist Four Boobar distinguished himself by heroism in connection with ground operations against a hostile force on 6 September 1969 while serving as a machine gunner with Troop C, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, in the Republic of Vietnam. On this date Troop C was called to reinforce another troop which was engaged in heavy contact with an estimated battalion of North Vietnamese Army soldiers. As it approached the area, it came under intense barrage of small arms, automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenade fire. In the initial moments of contact the lead Sheridan was severely damaged and unable to continue. Specialist Boobar’s vehicle immediately assumed the lead. As the only machine gunner on the assault vehicle, he placed effective suppressive fire on the enemy positions while continually exposed to the hostile fusillade. His accurate fire pinned down several enemy positions, enabling the troop to close and eliminate the emplacements. Later during the firefight, a rocket-propelled grenade slammed into his vehicle, killing Specialist Boobar as he was continuing his mission. Specialist Boobar’s courage: and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.
Headquarters, II Field Force Vietnam General Orders No. 3810 (5 November 1969)

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