Jerry Boggie Golding, 1946-1967, of Surry, North Carolina and U.S. Army KIA Vietnam

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Golding - Jerry Boggie - 1946 to 1967 -Specialist Jerry Boggie Golding, U.S. Army

Adapted from memorial by Tom Reece

Information that has been added to the original is shown in italics.

Birth:  May 31, 1946, Surry County, North Carolina, USA — listed in the birth record as just ‘Boggie Golding’ (copy of birth record is below).

Louis Franklin Golding (1902 – 1971)
Grace Eleanor Fulk Golding (1907 – 1995)

A great many of the Goldings in Surry are descended from William Golding, son of William and Elizabeth Foster Golding of Orange County, Virginia … and this includes Boggie Golding.

About the name Boggie: it is a bit unusual but has appeared in this family before as William Baugie Golding (1875-1849, also of Surry County and an uncle of Boggie. William Baugie’s World War I draft registration listed his name as ‘Boggy William Golding’.

Death:  Feb. 16, 1967, Kon Tum, Vietnam

Specialist Four (SP4) Jerry Boggie Golding was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army Selective Service and a Draftee, SP4 Golding served our country until February 16th, 1967 in Kontum, South Vietnam. He was 20 years old and was married. It was reported that Jerry died from multiple fragmentation wounds from a mine. His body was recovered. SP4 Golding is on panel 15E, line 044 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for one year.

Number 11 of 13 but first in our hearts and pride. This Memorial Day, May 31, 2007 would have been your 61st birthday. What pride your family and loved ones had for you. You were the 11th of 13 children to Louis & Grace Golding and held a special place in their hearts always. The rest of your brothers and sisters knew you to be a fine brother and great American. We salute you this Memorial Day for the courage, honor and freedom you expired to all who knew you. Rest well this day knowing our love and devotion to your memory will always remain strong and loving. See you in heaven and God Bless you. I love you. (Mike) Michael Golding, 236 Nacoochee Drive Woodstock, GA, 30188.

Golding - Jerry Boggie - 1967 - Spec US Army KIA - shown as a young boy circa late 1950s

He was the husband of Mrs Catherine Golding, Route #5, Box 313, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Son of Mr Louis Franklin Golding and Mrs Grace Eleanor Fulk Golding.

He served with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, ist Cavalry Division (AMBL), USARV.

He was awarded The Combat Infantryman’s Badge (CIB), The Bronze Star Medal, The Achievement Medal, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and The Good Conduct Medal.

Burial: Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina, USA

Findagrave Memorial Created by: Tom Reece
Record added: Jan 22, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17642829

Birth Record for Boggie GoldingGolding - Boggie - 1946 birth record

You can find more information and photos of Jerry Boggie Golding at

You are welcome to add to or to correct this story by contacting: Bill Golden,

BTW – I look forward to sharing your stories, photos and in-search-of quests. Contact me at the email address above.

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