Roger William Boyd

Rank: SGT
U. S. Marine Corps
City: Pinckneyville
State: IL
DOB: 7/20/1938
DOD: 5/23/1968

Marine Sergeant Boyd was a member of the 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 3rd Marine Division with Bravo Company and was a recipient of the Purple Heart. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Boyd of Sparta, Illinois. He had two brothers and a sister.


Sergeant Boyd was born July 20,1938 and died on May 23rd, 1968 in Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam, of wounds sustained on May 22nd, 1968, when Bravo Company was attacked in an ambush in Con Thien.


Sergeant Boyd was on his third tour of duty in Vietnam, he had served once with the Army and twice with the Marines, he volunteered for each of his tours of duty.


At the time of his death, Sergeant Boyd was 29 years old and was married.


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