fbpx
Skip to content

7 Comments

  1. Jerry Lebar
    November 20, 2020 @ 7:09 AM

    I find it interesting to know that Colonel Marm went to Immaculate Conception High School in Washington, PA. My brother and I both graduated from I.C. and my brother went on to Duquesne University and graduated with a degree in Pharmacy (1975). I went on to join the Air Force and after 22 years as an Air Traffic Controller retired and now work for the FAA. My brother unfortunately was killed by 2 gang members in the Geneva Lake, Ohio area 2 years after he graduated from Duquesne U. He had applied to be a Pharmacist in the Air Force, but due to the draw down in 1975 from the Vietnam War, he was denied.

    Reply

    • davidegrogan
      November 20, 2020 @ 9:10 AM

      Jerry – thanks for your service, too.

      Reply

  2. BILL MOUTRAY
    December 2, 2020 @ 9:16 AM

    I WAS A TEACHER/COACH AT MACARTHUR HIGH SCHOOL AND KNEW DOUG AND ALAN VERY WELL. (DOUG WAS ON MY WRESTLING TEAM) I AM PROUD TO HAVE KNOWN BOTH MEN AND TO HAVE BEEN PART OF THEIR LIVES FOR A VERY SHORT TIME.

    Reply

  3. Steve Pioch
    March 4, 2021 @ 4:00 PM

    I was going through an old box of my grandfathers things last night. Found a copper bracelet with SGT. Alan Boyers name and date 3-28-68. My Grandfather must have known him.

    Reply

    • davidegrogan
      March 4, 2021 @ 6:54 PM

      Steve, that is really cool. I’ll pass this to Alan’s sister, Judi. Thanks for leaving the comment. I know it will mean a lot to Judi.

      Reply

  4. Trent Schulze
    September 19, 2021 @ 9:54 AM

    Ten years ago, or right in that time frame, I contacted an MIA support organization to receive an MIA bracelet. I wasn’t concerned with who the bracelet might represent but that I helped to keep that service member’s memory alive. That bracelet inspired several conversations, and I researched Sgt Boyer’s story so that I could share it.

    I would periodically Google Sgt Boyer over the years to see if there had been any change in his status. I remember I found out he’d been identified shortly before his burial at Arlington and was immediately reduced to tears. I wanted badly to attend his service so that I could say goodbye to someone who had become very real to me and to present the bracelet I’d worn to his family. Finances prevented that from happening, so I wrapped up the bracelet and put it away with a few other things that have great sentimental value to me.

    Thanks to all who refused to let go of this warrior’s name and story. Sgt Boyer is not forgotten.

    Reply

    • davidegrogan
      September 19, 2021 @ 12:40 PM

      Trent, Thanks for your comment and for preserving the memory of Sergeant First Class Boyer. I will be sure his sister sees your comment – I know she will truly appreciate it.

      Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *