US Mountain Ranger Association

Promoting fellowship & brotherhood among US Army Rangers
Thomas Boggs
SFC Thomas “T” Boggs was one of a kind. We worked together on several exercises in the mountains. I always asked that we be assigned as a team. We were in Vietnam at the same time. I would visit him at his unit in central Vietnam, and he would come to see me as well. It was truly a bond that only those who served together could understand. We both retired in the early 70's, me to South Florida and “T” up here in the mountains. Every couple of years I would be up this way on vacation, and I always made it a point to link up with “T” at the courthouse in Dahlonega. Those visits were always a highlight of the vacations. For the last several years we would get together at the USMRA meetings. “T” was a good man, but most of all he was a good friend. Respectfully, MAJ(R) Bob Bischoff.

Attached is an excerpt from his obituary:
Tom was a veteran of the United States Armed Forces. He served with the U.S. Air Force in Korea and was the recipient of the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal. The remainder of his military career was served with the U.S. Army. An Army Airborne Ranger and Ranger Instructor, he served two tours in Vietnam and was the recipient of numerous decorations, medals, badges, commendations, citations, and/or campaign ribbons that include the Good Conduct Medal (First, Second, and Third Award), Combat Infantryman Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Vietnam Service Medal with one Silver Star and one Bronze Star, Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 Device, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Bronze Star, four Overseas Service Bars, Staff Service Medal (2nd Class), Bronze Star Medal, Bronze Star Medal with “V” Device, Army Commendation Medal, and the Vietnam Master Parachutist Badge.

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