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Petty Officer 3rd Class Doyle W. Bollinger View/Sign Guest Book
Petty Officer 3rd Class Doyle W. Bollinger

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Age:   21
Hometown: Poteau, OK
Date of Death: 6/6/2003
Incident Location: Iraq
Branch of Military:   Navy
Rank: Petty Officer 3rd Class
Unit: Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133
Unit's Base: Gulfport, Miss.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Doyle W. Bollinger, 21, joined the U.S. Navy shortly after high school. He joined the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion, the Seabees. Bollinger, from Poteau, Okla., was killed June 6 when a piece of unexploded ordnance accidentally detonated in the area where he was working. "Wayne is a very special young man and is proud to be a Navy Seabee. He died defending his country. He is without doubt one of America''s finest," a family statement said. His unit has been in the Middle East since January. The unit provides construction support to the Navy, Marines and other armed forces during military operations. "He marched to the beat of a different drum, and he was happy in his own little world," said Pat Eidschun, a retired teacher who taught Bollinger when he was in the seventh grade in Poteau.
Source: Associated Press
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