USMC Pfc William Arthur Bouquin



The History

PFC William Arthur Bouquin was a member of Company B, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division.  He was killed in action while fighting the enemy in Korea on November 28, 1950.  He was 21 years old.



The Family

PFC Bouquin was from Utica, NY.  He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Bouquin.  He had one sister, Mrs. Mary Jean Pinella.


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More Story

PFC Bouquin was a track star for Utica Free Academy and New Hartford High School.  He held the city’s championship record for the 880 yard run and was a member of New Hartford High School’s champion cross country team in 1947.



And More

PFC Bouquin was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.


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