Wayne A. Bolen Jr. was born Dec. 9, 1954 and grew up in Knife River. He joined the Army in December 1971 and served at Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Fort Sill, Okla.; Fort Campbell, Ky.; and Fort Stewart, Ga. His overseas duty included four tours in Korea, a tour in Germany and service in Egypt. Bolen successfully completed the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy and served in Desert Storm as Sgt. Maj. of a direct support maintenance battalion. His last duty station was Fort Richardson, Alaska, as food service Sergeant Major for the 6th Infantry Division. He retired in September 1994.
Submitted by his sister, Lynn A. Johnson of Superior
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