- First World War (1914-1918)
- 2nd Lieutenant
- 4th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Division, American Expeditionary Forces (AEF)
- Awarded on:
"For extraordinary heroism in action while serving with 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F., in Bois-de-Nesles, France, July 14 - 15, 1918. While in command of three widely separated platoons in the Bois-de-Nesles, on the night of July 14-15, Lieutenant Boiling continually exposed himself to very heavy gas and shell fire by going from one platoon to another."
War Department, General Orders No. 32