Gordon Leslie “Box” Bocher

Gordon Leslie “Box” Bocher

Gordon "Box" Bocher

Box served in the United States Air Force from January 1968-June 1980.  His highest rank was Captain (active) and Major (retired).

He was part of the 16th Special Operations Squadron, 33rd Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron (ARRS), 55 Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron (ARRS).  In Vietnam he was part of the following battles/campaigns:

2nd Tet Offensive, Linebacker 2, Failed Iranian Hostages Rescue

Medals or special service award:  Distinguished Flying Cross (2) [w/ olc]

The Distinguished Flying Cross is a military decoration awarded to any officer or enlisted member of the United States Armed Forces who distinguishes himself or herself in support of operations by “heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in an aerial flight, subsequent to November 11, 1918.

Air Medal (8)

Purple Heart (1)

Air Force Commendation Medal

Box’s personal video that was taking during his service in Vietnam.

air force outstanding unit award

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