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A Soldier's Story: Specialist John August Boliver Jr.

Specialist John August Boliver Jr. was born on May 10, 1963, in Louisville, Kentucky.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1983 and was assigned to Fort Hood, Texas. Specialist John Boliver was briefly assigned overseas in Germany before being discharged from active duty in 1986.

Specialist John Boliver transitioned his service to the Pennsylvania Army Reserves. He was responsible for mechanical maintenance at a local hospital before his reserve unit deployed to Saudia Arabia during Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield and the Gulf War to provide water purification and distribution.

On February 25, 1991, Specialist John August Boliver Jr was killed when a SCUD missile struck the warehouse serving as the barracks for the 14th Quartermaster Battalion. He rests in the Monongahela Cemetery in Monongahela, Pennsylvania.


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