Shemya features - boozer, PAGE 2
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Steve Brown had the honor of living on Shemya (the Rock) from October 1968 to October 1969. He was a pallbearer at Boozer's funeral. There were two Air force and two Army pallbearers for the ceremony with an Army SFC behind the pallbearers. Many of the officers on the island showed up for the ceremony in Class A uniforms and stood to the side during the ceremony more or less at attention. Boozer was carried to the base of the flag pole and the concrete "Fire plug" and buried there. Steve doesn't remember the names of the other pallbearers, he was the young (then) Staff Sergeant on the front right corner of the casket. Steve sent these additional pictures after posting just a few on Boozer's Page. It is fitting to memorialize Boozer on this day, 34 years later. He is still in the hearts and minds of those who were privileged to have served on Shemya with him.
Boozer Receiving Viewers, January 1969. [Steve Brown] Boozer Receiving Viewers, January 1969. [Steve Brown]
1. Boozer Receiving Viewers, January 1969. [Steve Brown]
Casket Adorned With Black Wreath Aside Boozer's Fireplug. [Steve Brown] Casket Adorned With Black Wreath Aside Boozer's Fireplug. [Steve Brown]
2. Casket setting aside Boozer's fireplug along with a black wreath.
Boozer's Casket With Insignia. [Steve Brown] Boozer's Casket With Insignia. [Steve Brown]
3. Boozer's casket with insignia.
Boozer's Casket And His Pallbearers. [Steve Brown] Boozer's Casket And His Pallbearers. [Steve Brown]
4. Boozer's casket decorated with black wreath and his pallbearers.
Boozer's Funeral Detail At Entrance to Building 600. [Steve Brown] Boozer's Funeral Detail At Entrance to Building 600. [Steve Brown]
5. Boozer's funeral detail standing at the entrance to building 600.
Detail Preparing To Transport Boozer's Casket To The Gravesite. [Steve Brown] Detail Preparing To Transport Boozer's Casket To The Gravesite. [Steve Brown]
6. Preparing to move Boozer's casket to the grave site.
Boozer's Last "Walk" From Bldg. 600. [Steve Brown] Boozer's Last "Walk" From Bldg. 600. [Steve Brown]
7. Boozer's last “walk” from building 600.
Boozer's Funeral Detail. [Steve Brown] Boozer's Funeral Detail. [Steve Brown]
8. Boozer's funeral detail.
Funeral Detail Approaching Flag Pole Area In Front Of Bldg. 600. [Steve Brown] Funeral Detail Approaching Flag Pole Area In Front Of Bldg. 600. [Steve Brown]
9. Funeral detail approaching flag pole area in front of building 600.
Boozer's Funeral Honors And Interment. [Steve Brown] Boozer's Funeral Honors And Interment. [Steve Brown]
10. Boozer's funeral honors and interment.
Boozer's Close Friends And Kindred Spirits Pay Last Respects. [Steve Brown] Boozer's Close Friends And Kindred Spirits Pay Last Respects. [Steve Brown]
11. Boozer’s close friends and kindred spirits paying last respects.
Boozer's Friend's Last Look. [Steve Brown] Boozer's Friend's Last Look. [Steve Brown]
12. A friend's last look…making sure the job was done right and respects were paid.
Boozer's Final Resting Place. [Steve Brown] Boozer's Final Resting Place. [Steve Brown]
13. Boozer's final resting place.
Pallbearers And Honor Guard Being Dismissed. [Steve Brown] Pallbearers And Honor Guard Being Dismissed. [Steve Brown]
14. Pallbearers and Honor Guard being dismissed.
Ltc. Slesinger And Army Officers In Attendance. [Steve Brown] Ltc. Slesinger And Army Officers In Attendance. [Steve Brown]
15. LTC Slesinger and Army officers in attendance.
Boozer's Headstone Near Shemya's "Plug." [Steve Brown] Boozer's Headstone Near Shemya's "Plug." [Steve Brown]
16. Boozer's headstone, near Shemya’s “plug.”
Boozer's Monument And Flowers. [Steve Brown] Boozer's Monument And Flowers. [Steve Brown]
17. Boozer's monument and flowers.