Lieutenant Commander Roy H. Boehm staff and field sword

Accession number:
2010.08

Maker:
N/A

Historical period:
ca. 1970

Miltary branch:

Wars and Conflicts:
, ,

Type:

Dimensions:
H x W: 6 in. / 36 in.

Acquisition date:
2010

Credit line:
Gift of John Weisman

Location:
,

Provenance:

From 2010: The Army and Navy Club, gift of John Weisman, Club Member

Label:

This sword was presented to Lieutenant Commander Roy H. Boehm, USN, by his mentor Vice Admiral E.B. Taylor. Roy Boehm (1924-2008) was a veteran of 30 years of military service in the Navy, serving in three wars and numerous clandestine operations. Boehm was a mustang officer who rose from the enlisted ranks and was commissioned to develop and lead what would become the Navy SEALs, becoming the first Officer in charge of SEAL Team Two.