Donald Earl Boston

Donald Earl Boston

Age: 23
Branch: USN
Rank: IC3
Unit(s): UDT11, ST1
Station: South Vietnam

Fallen on: 07 Apr 1967
Location: Gia Dinh, South Vietnam, Vam Sat River mouth
Era: Vietnam

Medals & Commendations: Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/ Bronze Star, South Vietnam Military Merit Ribbon, Republic of Vietnam RVN Gallantry Cross Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Expert rifle Medal, Expert Pistol Medal.

Hometown: Sheffield, AL

IC3 Boston was killed during reconnaissance, along with two other SEALs, when a mortar round exploded above their LCM showering the boat with shrapnel. He died from fragmentation wounds.