Alan Ransom Boone

Alan Ransom Boone
U.S. Army
Captain [O-3] (1968 to 1971)
Alan Ransom Boone was born in Fort Myers, VA. He spent the majority of his childhood living in Durham, NC before moving with his family to Davenport. Boone graduated from Davenport Central High School in the class of 1965. He went on to attend Iowa State University for two years, majoring in bacteriology. He left school and enlisted in the Army in January 1968. Boone completed Officers Candidate School in November 1968 and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant. The young Boone got married the same month as he received his officer’s commission. His first deployment was to Germany; there he was promoted to 1st Lieutenant. From 1969 to 1971 Boone completed several flight trainings and became an Army pilot. Captain Boone deployed to South Vietnam in June 1971 with the 35th Engineering Group, Aviation Section as a pilot of U-6A fixed wing aircraft. The 23-year-old Boone died on October 19, 1971 when his aircraft had a mechanical malfunction and crashed into a mountain in the Ninh Thuan Province. CPT Boone’s body was recovered and returned to Iowa, where he was buried in the Liberty Cemetery, Boone, IA.
City of EntryDavenport
Conflict/Time PeriodVietnam War
Service Location
Separation StatusKilled In Action (KIA)
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