Conflict Period:
Vietnam War 1
Army 1
Specialist Fourth Class 1
02 Jul 1947 1
24 Aug 1968 1

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Full Name:
Carl Lee Borgen 1
02 Jul 1947 1
Male 1
24 Aug 1968 1
Cause: Gun, Small Arms Fire 1
Age at Death: 21 1
Body Recovered: Recovered 1
Casualty Date: 24 Aug 1968 1
Casualty Type: Hostile, Died 1
Hometown: Manteca, CA 1
Marital Status: Married 1

Vietnam War 1

Army 1
Specialist Fourth Class 1
2nd Bn 1
B Co 1
Enlistment Type:
Selective Service 1
E4 1
Major Command:
25th Inf Div 1
27th Infantry 1
Army 1
Light Weapons Infantry (ARMY) 1
Tour Start Date:
18 Jan 1968 1
Years Served:
1 1
Church of Christ 1
Race or Ethnicity:
Caucasian 1
Memorial Wall Location:
Line: 59 1
Panel: 47W 1

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Vietnam Wall Panel coords 47W 059

Gerald Maddock
Fellow Wolfhound ~ No Fear On Earth
Schofield plaque mentioned below by Karl Karlgaard

Rest In Peace ~ You Are Not Forgotten
May 31, 2011
Rich VanNest
Rest in Peace
Carl It's been 42 years you are still remembered you were my good friend in VietNam
Aug 24, 2010
Karl Karlgaard
Fellow B/2/27 Wolfhound
How can it be 41 years...
It's 41 years ago today that I came back to FSB Schofield after being out on an ambush and found that you, Billy and James had died at the bunker where I was supposed to be. It was quite a jolt. In May 2009 I brought a memorial plaque for the three of you back to the site of FSB Schofield, but I couldn't leave it there it's now in a place of honor at our local Vet Center. Every once in a while I think about how we joked that the other guy's parents obviously couldn't spell when it came to first names. Rest in peace, my fallen friend. Your memory lives on with many of us Wolfhounds... KO the RTO
Aug 24, 2009
Gary Francis
PO Box 784 Taylor Arizona 85939 U.S.A.
Hello to a good buddy
Carl, we came into country on the same day, I am just sorry I was not their when you died. I did not know that you had died until almost 35 years later. Just wanted to let you know how sorry I am. Gary Francis Msg, Ret
Aug 29, 2008
Richard VanNest
Friend from the 25th Inf. Div.
This Memorial Day as always I remember all the soldiers that gave the ultimate sacrifice especially my friend Carl also my hero.
May 27, 2008
manny g
Fellow Veteran 69-70 An Khe
Union Gap, WA. 98903
“You are Remembered”
Peace and condolence, to the family and friends. “He which hath no stomach, to this fight, let him depart. But we in it, shall be remembered. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers!! For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother.” Rest in peace brave soldier, you have not been forgotten. (W.Shakespeare) May God Bless you, for your Sacrifice!!!
Aug 24, 2007
Richard VanNest
Friend, from the 25th inf. div.
Today it's has been 39 years ago you gave your life in the service to our country your sacifice has never been forgotten by me. My condolence to your family
Aug 24, 2007
Richard VanNest
Friend, from the 25 inf. div.
7776 broadview drvie Caledonia Mich 49316 USA
Carl today July 2nd is your birthday and I will always remember you and the sacifice you made on Aug. 24 1968 Rest in Peace. Rich from 2nd of the 27th 25th inf. div. 1967 to 1968
Jul 2, 2007
Libbie Trimmet
Baby Sister
222 E. 7th Street Tracy CA 95376 USA
My Brother, My Hero
Loosing my oldest brother at 10 years old was unimaginable, especially as each member of or family was told, I will never forget the agony in the hearts of everyone when hearing such horrific news but I always rememembered the onething that would calm the tears and would raise sadden faces was when it was realized "You are a Hero". I always remember you as my bother, but most of all I remember you as a "Hero", just as everyone who served should be looked up to as a Hero. I miss you everyday and thank you for your ultimite sacrafice in fighting for our country and you will never be forgotton in my heart or by those you fought to protect. You are my HERO and I Love You, Your Baby Sister, Libbie
Jun 2, 2007
Rich VanNest
friend & gunner team
caledonia, mich., USA
Carl Lee Borgen
It's been 39, years ago, I lost a good friend, that I made while in Viet Nam. You were the best, assistant gunner there was. I was proud, of having you at my side. You are my Hero. This Memorial weekend, I'm thinking of my good friend, I lost, who is always in my memory for his service and sacrifice to our country. Rich
May 2007
May 26, 2007

doug snyder
2555, MIDDLE WAY, EASTON, PA., 18040 USA
just, to let you, know, that you, are not forgotten, hero. thank you, for your sacrifice. happy birthday. doug, co., a, 222nd, inf., 25th, inf., div., 1968.
Friday, July 02, 2004
Grateful American
Fellow Californian
American Hero
Thank you, SP4, Borgen, for your ultimate sacrifice. Rest well, brave soldier. You, are not forgotten.
Tuesday, August 24, 2004
Aaron Borgen
2166 De Ovan Ave
Stockton, CA 95204 USA
My Big Brother, I miss you. You are always in my thoughts, and in my heart forever. You are MY HERO. Today is Memorial Day, another year gone by, and even though today is a special "Day of Remembrance", know that you are honored in my heart everyday. You were always good to me. My favorite memory of you was when I was ten years old, and got to be my big brother's shadow. I remember most that you let me hang out with you, and go on your dates with you, not because I had to, but because you wanted me to. I Love you. I don't know when, but someday, we'll be together again. Aaron
Monday, May 29, 2006

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