Richard Boes was born on October 8, 1949 in New Jersey. Boes was the author of The Last Dead Soldier Left Alive and Last Train Out. Richard was a Viet Nam veteran whose struggle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder he painfully & vividly chronicled in his books. In recent years he lived in Rhinebeck New York and read on many occasions at venues in the area, including the Colony Cafe and the Woodstock Poetry Society. Boes was also versatile: actor, dancer, and writer and appeared in thirteen films including the Euro-western: “Dead Man” (1994) in a cameo role as the man with a wrench seen on the street by Johnny Depp on his way to meet John Dickinson played by Robert Mitchum.
Boes died of throat cancer on February 21, 2009 in Albany, New York.
Today we remember Richard Boes on what would have been his 65th birthday.