Drop Zone Normandy
By Sir Napier Crookenden

John Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Boivin
  • FORENAME
Lawrence Theodore
  • UNIT
U.S. Special Operations Command
  • RANK
Sergeant Major
  • NUMBER
  • AWARD
Legion of Merit, Silver Star
  • PLACE
Iraq 2004 (SS)
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
from Stratford,New Hampshire
born 24.11.1964
24 years service (last 10 with SF)
82nd Airborne Division 1991 (Gulf War)
WIA 26.4.2004 Iraq
served in Iraq and Afghanistan
awards Legion of Merit (on retirement),Silver Star.Meritorious Service Medal (1996),Purple Heart
retired
employed by K2 Solutions (defense contractor)
married Angela (2 stepdaughters)
killed when a train collided with a veterans parade float 15.11.2012 Midland,Texas
Arlington National Cemetery,Virginia Section 60 Site 10265
 

CITATION:

Silver Star : The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Sergeant Major Lawrence Theodore Boivin, United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in connection with military operations against the enemy while serving with the U.S. Special Operations Command in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM on 26 April 2004. While providing training and support to a small Marine contingency, Sergeant Major Boivin's unit was attacked from several locations by a large massing enemy force. During the first minutes of the attack, 50 percent of the Marine forces were incapacitated. During the initial attack, RPG rounds were impacting all around him and he was hit by shrapnel from an RPG round in close proximity to his location. During the attack he withstood several penetrating wounds to the left side of his head, legs and buttock. After regaining composure, he fought back with the remaining Marines until wounded again by a fragmentation grenade. Later, with a comrade, he provided covering support to allow the Marines to evacuate the wounded. Once all of the wounded Marines were safe or moving back to a safe location, Sergeant Major Boivin and his teammate bounded back toward the Marine Forward Operating Base (FOB) while continuing to provide covering fire for our Marines until the rest made it back to safety. Sergeant Major Boivin's gallant actions and dedicated devotion to duty, without regard for his own life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, this Command, and the United States Army.

Legion of Merit : Sergeant Major Lawrence Theodore Boivin, United States Army, was awarded the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States during 24 years of service to the United States Army.

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