Donald  E.  Boston  
  Rank, Service
Petty Officer 3rd Class,  U.S. Navy
  Veteran of:
U.S. Navy 1962-1967
Cold War 1962-1967
Vietnam War 1967 (KIA)

Don Boston was born on April 21, 1943, in Paducah, Kentucky. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on August 31, 1962, and completed basic training at NTC San Diego, California, in November 1962. SR Boston next completed Interior Communications Electrician training at NTC San Diego, and then served aboard the cruiser USS Saint Paul (CA-73) from October 1963 to January 1965. His next assignment was to Naval Amphibious School Pacific at NAB Coronado, California, where he attended Underwater Demolition Team training from January to May 1965, followed by service with UDT-11 at NAB Coronado and deployed to Subic Bay in the Philippines from May 1965 to November 1966. IC3 Boston joined SEAL Team ONE at NAB Coronado in November 1966, and deployed with Kilo Platoon, SEAL Team ONE to South Vietnam in April 1967. He was killed in action shortly after arriving in country on April 7, 1967. Don Boston was buried at Oakwood Cemetery in Sheffield, Alabama.

The Sailor's Creed:

I am a United States Sailor.

I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America and I will obey the orders of those appointed over me.

I represent the fighting spirit of the Navy and those who have gone before me to defend freedom and democracy around the world.

I proudly serve my country's Navy combat team with Honor, Courage and Commitment.

I am committed to excellence and the fair treatment of all.




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