June 20, 1970|
|Died||February 5, 2003
|Occupation||Attorney, operations officer|
|Relatives||Henrik Boes (brother)|
Helge Boes (June 20, 1970 – February 5, 2003) was an operations officer with the Central Intelligence Agency.
Early life and education
On Jun 20, 1970, Helge Boes was born to Roderich and Monika Boes in Hamburg, Germany. In 1972, the family moved to West Berlin. Boes attended John F. Kennedy School, a German-American elementary and high school, graduating in 1989.
Boes was killed while participating in United States counterterrorism efforts in eastern Afghanistan. He was taking part in a live-fire exercise when a grenade detonated prematurely, killing him and wounding two others. He was the second CIA officer to die as part of Operation Enduring Freedom, the first being paramilitary officer Mike Spann on November 25, 2001.
Boes was survived by his wife, Cindy, his parents, Roderich and Monika Boes of Germany, and his brother Henrik.