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1st Reconnaissance Battalion

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1st Reconnaissance Battalion

1st Reconnaissance Battalion

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1st Reconnaissance Battalion

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Delta Company

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Frank Joseph Bosco

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Delta Company

Taking a break and monitoring the radio with Frank Doan. It was so hot that every time we stopped our cammo had sweated off. SFMFZ Doc delta 2-1 1st recon bn 1970

Eric Schwartz

Hill 119 (OP West Orange) South East of Da Nang Delta Co team 2-1
1st Recon Bn 1st Mardiv spring 1970

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Doug Wolfe

I make a motion to ban Jonse and Carrabis as they are still too good looking to be in a photo with the rest of us. Lol

Michael Willis

Doug Wolfe

RIP Recon Marine. We will see you again our Brave brother and friend

Pat Karavan

Mark Curtis

Dennis Atchison

November 2019

Bravo Company Reunions

Blue Spruce 68-69

Bravo Company 

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Bravo Company

"Dude", "Teddy Bear", Delbert Enos, Lonnie K Crabbs?

Frank Bosco Photo Gallery

Doc Snider & Frank Bosco

Left to right, 1st Row: Geoege Killum, Robert Lollipop Contraras, Jim Gore, Annie Anais Molina, Jim McQuaide. 2nd Row: Doc Dave Snider, Name Unknown, Frank Bosco, Niciolas Cuenca, Name Unknown, Philip Lamontagne. 1st Recon Battalion, Delta Company 1968

Frank Bosco


At approximately 1045 hours on June 21, 1969, a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter CH-46D (tail number 154811) from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 165 was on a reconnaissance insertion mission in Quang Nam Province, RVN, about 22 1/2 miles northwest of Danang, when the aircraft was hit by hostile enemy fire, causing the helicopter to crash and burn. The helicopter was attempting to insert a recon team at position ZC033864. The attempt was abandoned because of enemy opposition, and the aircraft was moving away when the gunner heard a loud explosion from the controls closet area. The co-pilot reported later that the aircraft lost boost pressure. It is suspected that the aircraft as hit in the controls closet area by a rocket propelled grenade (RPG). Another report suggested small arms fire damaged the helicopter. The aircraft then went out of control and crashed. Pilot 1LT William L. Peters Jr. and crew chief LCPL Paul E. Petroline plus six members of the recon team, including 2LT William G. Schanck Jr., LCP Frank J. Bosco, LCPL Richard A. Weil Jr., PFC Arthur C. Council III, PFC Robert L. Crites Jr., and PFC James O. Hall Jr. were killed in the crash. The co-pilot, the two gunners, and the remaining two members of the recon team were injured and later rescued.

RIP Marine


Standing here in front of the Wall
silently reading your name
solemnly I thank you one and all
Each of you different, yet the same

The list seems forever endless
but I remember your faces
you made the supreme sacrifice, I confess
as I walk slowly with measured paces

Each one of you answered the call
willingly or not, you gave your lives
Rest easy, my Brothers - heroes all
The Nation still survives

"War drew us from our homeland

In the sunlit springtime of our youth.

Those who did not come back alive remain

** in perpetual springtime -- forever young --**

And a part of them is with us always."

--- Author Unknown ---

God Bless  You