Company A 1/22 Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 02/16/1967



Army - PFC - E3

Age: 24
Race: Caucasian
Sex: Male
Date of Birth Jun 26, 1942
Religion: BAPTIST
Marital Status: Married

PFC - E3 - Army - Selective Service
4th Infantry Division
MOS: 11C10: Indirect Fire Infantryman
Length of service 0 years
His tour began on Nov 8, 1966
Casualty was on Feb 16, 1967
Body was recovered

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Lanny Bolding was killed in a battle with NVA forces during Operation Sam Houston, at grid reference YA598614,
approximately 27 kilometers west/northwest of Plei Djereng airfield.




PFC Lanny Bolding's decorations:

Top: Combat Infantryman Badge
Center, left to right: Silver Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal,
Vietnam Service Medal w/Campaign Star, Republic of Vietnam Military Merit Medal,
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross w/Palm, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
Bottom, left to right: Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation,
Republic of Vietnam Civic Action Honor Medal 2nd Class Unit Citation



The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918
(amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously)
to Private First Class Lanny Ross Bolding (ASN: US-53430327), United States Army, for gallantry
in action. On 16 February 1967, Private First Class Bolding, a member of Company A, 1st
Battalion, 22d Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, was with the point squad, as Company A
was conducting search and destroy operations west of Pleiku. A sudden burst of intense enemy
fire inflicted several casualties on the squad. After hastily setting up a defense perimeter,
the remainder of the squad began to evacuate casualties from the immediate area. Private First
Class Bolding started back with a wounded comrade, but was, himself, wounded in the process.
Nevertheless, he continued to assist the injured man. As soon as a medic arrived, Private First
Class Bolding dug a position, which was to be an improvised aid station for the many wounded
personnel. He then entered the enemy killing zone repeatedly to aid in the evacuation of his
wounded comrades, each time exposing himself to deadly fire. He was responsible for moving six
wounded men to safety. Private First Class Bolding was moving forward again when he was mortally
wounded by enemy fire. His actions were undoubtedly responsible for saving the lives of several
fellow soldiers. This outstanding display of courage and concern for the welfare of his comrades
was in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflects great credit upon
himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
General Orders: Headquarters, 4th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 414 (March 27, 1967)

Action Date: February 16, 1967

Service: Army

Rank: Private First Class

Company: Company A

Battalion: 1st Battalion

Regiment: 22d Infantry Regiment

Division: 4th Infantry Division






Lanny Bolding


Lanny - Basic Training


Lanny and his wife Annette - 1966


Annette and Lanny


Annette and Lanny wedding


Lanny prior to going to Vietnam


Lanny in Vietnam


Lanny in Vietnam ready to go on patrol - 1967


Lanny's cased medals and photos



Lanny's flag and medals


Memorial to Lanny Bolding



Lanny Bolding is buried at Roberson Cemetery near Alamo and Bells,
Crockett County, TN


Lanny's grave marker





Photos courtesy of Lanny Bolding's widow Annette Riddick






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