Al Boman’s captured Viet Cong Flag with a green field at the base. It was reported in the Combined Intelligence Center Vietnam publication ST-66-24 that the flag may represent the North Vietnamese Army, C-2 Company Piece Flag. In the publication the fields are reverse.
Elmer “Al” Boman served four tours in Vietnam. His first tour was in 1964 with Military Assistance Command Vietnam as an Assistant to General Westmorland. He returned for a second tour in 1965 with 5th Special Forces Group (ABN) as a PSY-OPS NCO attached to A-415. Al returned for his third tour in 1966 with 5th SFG assigned to B-41 Muc Wa. His final tour was in 1968 with 5th SFG (ABN) assigned to A-411.
Sergeant Major (E-9) Boman retired from the Army in April 1984 after thirty years with forty-eight months in Vietnam.