James Patrick BoyleSergeant
F CO (LRRP), 52ND INF RGT, 1 INF DIV
Army of the United States
07 December 1939 - 17 April 1968
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The database page for James Patrick Boyle
I was almost 4 years old in 1968 when Sergeant Boyle, age 28, was killed in action in Binh Duong, South Vietnam. I was playing with my toy trains and digging holes in my backyard while Sergeant Boyle and others like him were fighting and dying in Vietnam. Sergeant Boyle was a career soldier in the 1st Infantry Division who began his service to our nation at age 17.
I learned of Sergeant Boyle and his sacrifice for our nation when I was a teenager. After being introduced to my new girlfriend's mother I asked my girlfriend where her daddy was. She said, "He died in Vietnam." I never forgot those words.
I went on to serve in the Army several years later though not in a combat situation. Sergeant Boyle's daughter later married a soldier and they are living happily with their children here in the States.
Sergeant Boyle and the others like him deserve to be memorialized. I will never forget his sacrifice nor will I ever suffer his enemies to conquer this nation.
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a boyfriend of Sgt Boyle's daughter,
1 Feb 2003
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
Last updated 01/17/2004