Monday, August 01, 2005

Marine Cpl. Jeffrey A. Boskovitch

Remember Our Heroes

Marine Cpl. Jeffrey A. Boskovitch, 25, of North Royalton, Ohio.

Cpl. Boskovitch died as a result of enemy small-arms fire while conducting dismounted operations outside Haditha, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Brookpark, Ohio. As part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, all were attached to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

When Cpl. Jeff Boskovitch returned from Iraq, he had a lot of planning to do for his Oct. 14, 2006, wedding.

Boskovitch, 25, of North Royalton, set the date with his fiancee, Shelly Tevis of Brunswick, when they spoke on Saturday.

An aspiring police officer, Boskovitch was a role model for his 42 cousins and a driven Marine, family members said.

“He had the biggest heart in the world,” said his uncle, Dan Boskovitch. “He was just a great kid.”

The members of the sniper unit were close, his uncle said. Boskovitch declined a promotion because he wanted to stay with the unit.

Boskovitch, who graduated from Normandy High School in 1999, had completed the law enforcement program at Cuyahoga Community College and worked with the Geauga County sheriff, his uncle said.

Jeff Boskovitch was the platoon clown. He had a great sense of humor, and would often imitate other people, and we loved to pick on him too. We would point out his unusually large head, but he would come right back at you with a remark. He proved himself to be a valuable asset to the platoon, and was a comforting, sometimes comical voice on the other side of the handset. Jeff was engaged to his girlfriend Shelley, and they had plans to marry when he returned. (Eulogy written by Sgt Casagrande, a scout sniper)

Marine Cpl. Jeffrey A. Boskovitch was killed in action on 08/01/05.

No comments: