US Army ROTC Camp - Yearbook (Fort Riley, KS)

 - Class of 1968

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' dm Q fame mam Zmzmagkz Linton Sinclair Boatwright was born in Washington D. C., on 29 April 1920. He was graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1941 and com- missioned a second lieutenant of Artillery. Until November 1943 he was stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, holding a variety of posts with the 578th Field Artillery Regiment and Group, to include those of regimental and group S-3, and group executive officer. He was then assigned to HQ, XII Corps Artillery, Fort Jackson, South Carolina, where he served as assistant S-3and then as S-2. Accompanying the headquarters to Europe in April 1944, he remained with it as assistant S-3 during its sweep across Northern France and into Germany, becoming its S-3 shortly after V-E Day. From July 1945 to January 1947 he served with three separate field artillery battalions on occupation duty in Germany -- the 974th, the 35lst, and the 686th -- holding the positions of executive officer, and S-3, and commanding the 35lst from March to June 1946. His next assignment was as assistant operations officer, G-5 Section, Headquarters, 3d Army, in Germany, and in February 1947 he became assistant S-3 ofthe 7750th Displaced Persons Operations Group. Returning to Fort Bragg in August 1947, he was assigned to HQ, V Corps, as assistant G-3, a post he retained as the headquarters moved to Korea in August 1950. Shortly after his arrival in Korea, he moved to HQ, IX Corps, in September 1950 as chief of Plans Division, G-3. ln May of the following year he assumed command of the 37th Field Artillery Battalion, 2d Infantry Division. This battalion was awarded the Presidential unit citation for its actions during the Chinese Spring Offensive of May 1951. During October and November the battalion supported the 23d Infantry Regiment in its battle for "Heartbreak Ridge". The 37th Field Artillery was the most active battalion in the Korean War firing over two-thirds of a million rounds, 320,000 rounds were fired during General Boatwright's period in command. In January 1952, having been awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action, General Boatwright re- turned to Fort Bragg once again, this time as a test officer with The Field Artillery Division of Army Field Forces Board No. 1. Here he tested the Army's first atomic weapon -- the 280mm gun and later was appointed chief of the Weapons Test Section, Field Artillery Service Test Division. Two years later, in February 1954, he was selected to attend the Armed Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Virginia, and in August he was assigned to the Office of Assistant Chief of Staff, G-1, Depart- ment of the Army, Washington, D. C., as a personnel staff officer. Until July 1958 he held anumber of such posts in the Office of The Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, Department of the Army, to include those of Chief, Personnel Action Branch, Military Personnel Division, and Executive Officer, Personnel Actions Division. He then left Washington to take command of the lst Battalion, 18th Artillery at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, a position held until August 1959, when hewas selected to attend the Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. His next assignment, twelve months later, was to the Operations Division of the Joint Staff, Head- quarters, Pacific Command, Camp H. M, Smith, Hawaii. In July 1963 he became Division Artillery Commander, lst Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas, and in August 1964 he moved to the position of Assistant Chief of Staff, G-4, for both III Corps and the post of Fort Hood. On August 1965 he departed Ford Hood for Nha Trang, Vietnam, as part of the newly formed Head- quarters, US Army Task Force Alfa, currently known as Headquarters, I Field Force Vietnam. His initial assignment was as Assistant Chief of Staff, G-4, and in March 1966 he assumed the position of Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3. In September 1966 he became Commander,lField Force Vietnam Artillery, then from November 1966 until September 1967, General Boatwright served as Deputy Commanding General and Chief ofStaff, I Field Force. He arrived at Fort Riley October 28, 1967, to take command of the Post. PERSONAL DATA Date and Place ofBirth: 29 April 1920, Washington D.C. Parents: Father - Arthur S. Boatwright Cdeceasedj Mother - Mrs. Estella Alexander Boatwright Marriage: Date - 15 December 1945 Wife - Mrs. Lucille Paton Boatwright Children - Edward P, Boatwright Csonj Clair Boatw right Cdaughterb Official Home Address - Fayetteville, N, C. EDUCATION US Military Academy 1941 Command and General Staff College Cequivj 1947 The Artillery School Cadvb Cequivb 1948 Armed Forces Staff College 1954 Army War College 1960 General Boatwright holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy. CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF PROMOTIONS DATE OF RANK DATE OF RANK PROMOTIONS Temporary-CAUS7 Permanent IRAQ 2LT ll June 1941 11 June 1941 1LT 22 June 1942 11 June 1944 CPT 22 January 1943 1 July 1948 MAJ 27 September 1943 2 July 1953 LTC 16 April 1951 11 June 1961 COL 22 June 1961 11 June 1966 BG 27 May 1967

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