MVH South Paris Veteran of the Month: Terry Boissonneau

Author: MVH South Paris
Posted: March 16, 2017
Category: Maine Veterans of the Month

South-Paris-Terry-Boissonneau-VOM-March-2017-SMALL.jpgTerry Boissonneau was born on July 3, 1945, grew up in Westbrook, Maine, and he graduated from Westbrook High School.  Terry was drafted into the U.S. Army in September 1965 and was stationed at the An-Khe Army Airfield near Pleiku City, Gia Lai, Viet Nam. When he got there, all they had were tents to live in, although they eventually built and screened-in wood buildings. He volunteered for and served with the Airborne for awhile, but couldn’t continue because of an injury. Terry ended up working in administration and doing guard duty at the base.

Terry earned the National Defense Service medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, two overseas Service bars and the Marksman(Rifle N-14) Medal.

Terry was honorably discharged on July 7, 1967, after achieving the rank E4, and worked for the Portland Press Herald as a Photo Engraver for more than 40 years.

Terry got married in 1979 and has 3 stepchildren. Terry was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed camping, hiking, canoeing, and fishing. He also enjoys watching old westerns, with Clint Eastwood westerns being his favorite. Terry came to the MVH South Paris in January 2015, and live on our B-Unit. Thank You, Terry, for your service to our nation!

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