Bo Gritz

Recipient of the Purple Heart Medal
Born Jan 18, 1939

James Gordon "Bo" Gritz is a former United States Army Special Forces officer who served in the Vietnam War. His post-war activitiesTemplate:Spaced ndashnotably attempted POW rescues in conjunction with the Vietnam War POW/MIA issueTemplate:Spaced ndashhave proven controversial. Gritz lives near Sandy Valley, Nevada with his wife Judy.… Read More

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1939 Birth Gritz was born on January 18, 1939, in Enid, Oklahoma. … Read More


1957 18 Years Old He enlisted in the U.S. Army on August 20, 1957, and shortly thereafter attended Officer Candidate School (OCS).


1963 24 Years Old He was promoted to the rank of captain on April 15, 1963, and to major on June 13, 1967. … Read More


1979 40 Years Old He served in a variety of assignments until his retirement in 1979 at the rank of lieutenant colonel. … Read More
1986 47 Years Old In 1986, after a trip to Burma to interview drug kingpin Khun Sa regarding possible locations of U.S. POWs, Gritz returned from Burma with a videotaped interview of Khun Sa purporting to name several officials in the Reagan administration involved in narcotics trafficking in Southeast Asia. … Read More
1988 49 Years Old In 1988, Gritz was the candidate for Vice President of the United States on the Populist Party ticket, as the running mate of former Ku Klux Klansman David Duke. … Read More


1989 50 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1989, Gritz established the Center For Action, which was active on a number of issues, mostly pertaining to conspiracy theories.
1990 51 Years Old Attempting to build bridges among conspiracy theorists and other activists of both the left and right, in 1990 he held a conference in Las Vegas, Nevada called "Freedom Call '90". … Read More
1991 52 Years Old During the 1991 Persian Gulf War, Gritz was an outspoken opponent of that war, and linked it to a conspiracy theory alleging plans to implement a one-world government, known as the "new world order." … Read More
Gritz may be most notable for his United States presidential campaign in association with the Populist Party (United States, 1984) in 1992. … Read More
1996 57 Years Old In 1996, he unsuccessfully attempted to negotiate a conclusion to the stand-off by the Montana Freemen, a group of Christian Patriot activists who were wanted on a collection of charges. … Read More
1998 59 Years Old In 1998, Gritz organized a fruitless search for the Centennial Olympic Park bomber Eric Rudolph in order to save Rudolph's life.


2005 66 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2005, Gritz became an active protester for intervention in the Terri Schiavo case.
2014 75 Years Old Beginning in 2014, Lt. Col Gritz has hosted a radio show on known as Freedom Call. … Read More
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