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Arthur Boehner, my Father In Law, Silver Star Citation

January 28, 2015

Please click the picture to see more clearly the CitationArthur Boehner Silver Star Citation

Cathy and I had heard of her Dad’s service, in fact there were folks telling us that Arthur had flown 81 times over Europe, first 50 from Africa and then 31 from England. This must be what the citation means by “Intrepidity”.

Arthur Boehner Short Bio
He was quite a person. I had only a few visits with him, but his energy was contagious. In his 70’s, late 70’s, he was still leading white water tours through class 4 and a few times class 5 rapids on the Snake River.

He died tragically. While hiking his beloved mountains, he fell and lay unable to move for two days. Another hiker found him, alive, but paralyzed from the neck down. He died a week or so later in the hospital.

He was also a tough man, and it is no wonder given his service record. We know now that PTSD takes a terrific toll on a person. Probably did on Arthur. Imagine 81 flights; he could have quit at 25 flights. He didn’t quit, he kept on fighting for our country. RIP Art.

Here is a link to the citation: Citation

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