Newport, Washington, US
United States Navy
Airman, Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 31
Beaufort, US, 12/02/2006
Airman Michael T. Boswell of Chattaroy, Washington was a Navy Sailor and had served since April 26, 2004. He attended elementary through ninth grade where he participated in many sporting activities and excelled specifically as a catcher in baseball.
In his young life he became an avid outdoorsman which included hunting in the Colville mountains, fishing in local rivers and lakes, camping at Pierre Lake with his family and jumping on the rope swing, motor bike riding with his brother and friends. He then moved to Newport, Washington where he attended his sophomore through senior year.
During this time he rapidly became known as the “Boz” due to his quick reactions and rocket fire arm which resulted in his selection as the number one catcher for the N.E. and playing in an all-star tournament in Wenatchee, WA. During the next two summers Michael played summer league for the North Stars where they came in first place. Upon graduation of high school, he received a baseball scholarship to college. He played for a short time and realized his baseball goals had been accomplished.
He now set his sights on a longer goal in life, defending freedom and democracy around the world in the United States Navy. On September 10, 2004 Michael enlisted into the delayed entry program, and on April 26, 2005 Michael departed for Basic Training in Great Lakes, Ill. He later attended Aviation Mechanic Technical School in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
From his family – Michael’s the greatest son, brother, uncle and friend. He always made us laugh and enjoy life to the fullest. Michael is the bravest person we know because he was never afraid to do the right thing, as well as inspire others to do the same. He loved the Navy and was very proud to be affiliated with the Marines. We’ve been told that Michael wore a Marines uniform better than most Marines, and he was a sailor. He was committed to his country and felt great honor as he upheld the code of ethics. My son left home a boy and returned to us as a great man.
His awards include the National Defense Service Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. Michael was 22