GREEN BERETS Bolen, James Edward

John Robertson

Staff member
James Edward
  • UNIT
5 SF Group (MACV-SOG, Det B-50, CCS, RT Auger)
  • RANK
Staff Sergeant
ER 15671616
Bronze Star with V device (x 3), Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal with V device (x2), Air Medal with V device (x3), Air Medal, Purple Heart (x3)
Cambodia 1968
from Dayton, Ohio
born 27.10.1941 Dayton, Ohio
son of James Finley and Florence Josephine Bolen
attended Shiloh Elementary School, Ohio
attended Fort McKinley Elementary School
attended Colonel White High School, Dayton
graduated Fairview High School, Dayton 1960
attended Ohio University (1 year)
construction worker 1961-62
entered service May 1963
Special Forces Reserve Unit, Dayton, Ohio
basic training Fort Knox, Kentucky
advanced training Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
parachute training Fort Benning, Georgia November 1963 (received wings 13.12.1963)
returned to SF Reserve Unit
employed by Delco Brake Plant, Dayton
re-entered service 1967
Special Forces Training Group, Fort Bragg 1967
5th SF Group 1967 (S/Sgt)
MACV-SOG Omega Project
left Army 1969
bar and night club owner/manager, bodyguard, mercenary, trucker, bouncer and businessman
married 1959 (divorced 1961) (1 son Kirk)
married February 1966 (divorced May 1966)
married Gail 1977 in Brookville, Ohio (daughter Stephanie, son Brock)
residing Fairdale, Kentucky 2010
author of "No Guts,No Glory" (2008)
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