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STEPHEN LESLIE BOYD


is honored on Panel 8W, Line 78 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Fourth of July

    Posted on 7/4/16
    I was an Officer working in the I.C.U. / U.S. Naval Hospital Guam 1969 -70. One of my patients was Steven Boyd, his death touched all of the staff deeply. He was not in pain,but he knew he was critical. He was very brave. I admired him greatly, and have used that strength in my life. I'm using this Fourth of July to say "Thanks Lcpl Boyd for that strength ! Bill Larareo.
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  • I was there when Stephen died

    Posted on 12/7/15 - by Bruce Campbell USMC retired/Viet Nam Vet Campbellsranch111@gmail.com
    As the years have passed and the memory has faded having difficulty remembering how Stephen was injured originally I thought a mine but now thinking it was a night ambush......Sorry for your loss...Bruce Campbell ..Hotel 2/5 .....1st platoon.......
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  • I was there when steve died

    Posted on 12/13/14 - by campbellsranch111@gmail.com
    Stumbled across this site and saw Steve. Wanted you to know I was there the day he stepped on the mine. Although I wasn't on patrol with him that day. If my memory serves me he was a machine gunner..carrying a 60. I am 63 also. I was injured on Aug.9, 1970....Steve was a good marine and I still remember his sense of humor. Sorry for your loss. Bruce Campbell
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  • My brother, Stephen L. Boyd

    Posted on 6/24/14 - by Dave Boyd
    June 21, 2014. Happy Birthday to my brother, Stephen L. Boyd, who would have been 63 today. Although it has been 44 years since we lost him, his memory lives on. Steve graduated from Edison Technical High School in Rochester, NY in June 1969. He enlisted in the Marines right after that with his best friend, Tim Kolb. Even though they went in under the "buddy" system; they did not graduate from Basic Training at the same time. Therefore, they went to Viet Nam at different times and never saw one another again. Tim Kolb passed away in the last few years and I will always remember him coming back home to serve in the honor guard for Steve's funeral. I will always love and respect Tim for becoming my "surrogate" big brother after his time in the military.
    I wanted to share this next story on this site.In 2008, my mother received this letter from one of Steve's combat buddies. I hope it shows up OK. I know in my heart there are probably many more stories such as these from all of the American wars but of course this one hits close to home with my family. May this story be not one of complete sadness, but one of a celebration of life and how one person chose to live.
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  • Happy Birthday to my brother, Stephen L. Boyd

    Posted on 6/21/14 - by Dave Boyd
    June 21, 2014. Happy Birthday to my brother, Stephen L. Boyd, who would have been 63 today. Although it has been 44 years since we lost him, his memory lives on. Steve graduated from Edison Technical High School in Rochester, NY in June 1969. He enlisted in the Marines right after that with his best friend, Tim Kolb. Even though they went in under the "buddy" system; they did not graduate from Basic Training at the same time. Therefore, they went to Viet Nam at different times and never saw one another again. Tim Kolb passed away in the last few years and I will always remember him coming back home to serve in the honor guard for Steve's funeral. I will always love and respect Tim for becoming my "surrogate" big brother after his time in the military.
    I wanted to share this next story on this site.In 2008, my mother received this letter from one of Steve's combat buddies. I hope it shows up OK. I know in my heart there are probably many more stories such as these from all of the American wars but of course this one hits close to home with my family. May this story be not one of complete sadness, but one of a celebration of life and how one person chose to live.
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The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.