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SAMUEL   BOYD

SAMUEL BOYD - PFC

  • HOMETOWN:
  • newark
  • COUNTY:
  • Essex
  • DATE OF BIRTH:
  • July 28, 1944
  • DATE OF CASUALTY:
  • June 06, 1968
  • BRANCH OF SERVICE:
  • Army
  • RANK:
  • PFC
  • STATUS:
  • KIA
  • COUNTRY:
  • South Vietnam

Biography


Samuel Boyd, Jr. was born on July 28, 1944, to Samuel and Mary Boyd.  His home of record is Newark, NJ.  Samuel had three brothers, Stanford, Calvin, and Gregory, and six sisters, Emma, Lila, Charlotte, Joyce, Ruby and Eloise.  He was employed by the Holiday Inn in New Brunswick, NJ. 

Boyd served in the US Army and was assigned to 101st Airborne Division, 2/17 Cavalry, A Troop.  He attained the rank of Private First Class (PFC). 

Boyd was killed in action on June 6, 1968, when he was on patrol and ambushed by the NVA. He is buried at Beverly National Cemetery in Beverly, NJ.

Sources: Arthur Corley (Vietnam Veteran), newspaper clippings and NJVVMF, Photo from VVMF.

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