LTC David L. Boivin was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 02/14/2020 at the age of 88.3
Naples, FL
Flight Class 55-B
Date of Birth 10/17/1931
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 227 AHB 1 CAV in 65-66, 243 ASHC in 66, 52 CAB in 67, HHC/228 AVN 1 CAV in 67-68, HHC/52 CAB in 68
Call sign in Vietnam BUCCANEER 6
This information was provided by Sammie Williams - obit

More detail on this person: LT Col. David L. Boivin, 88, of Naples, FL, and formerly West Woodstock, CT, died Friday, February, 14, 2020 in Naples, FL. Born October 17, 1931 in South Woodstock, CT, he was the son of the late, Eugene Boivin and Doris Basto Boivin. David was predeceased by his loving wife of 63 years, Priscilla, their son Mark Boivin and son-in-law, Dr. Daniel Cahill. David is survived by his three children, his grandchildren, whom he was so proud of, great grandchildren, whom he adored, his sister, sister-in-law, nieces and nephew. David attended the University of CT on a full scholarship for track and cross country and graduated in 1953 with a B.S. in Physical Education. There he met his future wife, Priscilla. After graduating, David, a member of the ROTC at UConn, joined the U.S. Army and was commissioned an Infantry Office at Fort Benning, GA. David and Priscilla married on July 24, 1954. The couple lived in Germany and many Army forts across the U.S. Early in his Army career, David became a helicopter pilot and a member of the 121st Air Battalion until retirement as a Lt. Col., in 1974. While in the Army, David served one tour in Korea and two tours in Vietnam. David was a highly decorated officer and was awarded the Purple Heart, two Bronze Stars, three Army Commendation Medals, four Air Medals, Meritorious Service Medal, National Defense Services Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Armed Forces Reserves Medal, and Vietnam Service Medal. In November 2019, David was chosen for his final mission in Washington D.C. for Mission 21, by the Collier County Honor Flight. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Collier County Honor Flight, PO Box 8001, Naples, FL 34101. A memorial service will be held for family and friends at Arlington National Cementery where LT Col. Boivin will be laid to rest with fellow American heroes. Published in The Hartford Courant on Feb. 21, 2020

Burial information: Arlington National Cemetery

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