ROBERT W BOYD
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HONORED ON PANEL 27E, LINE 98 OF THE WALL

ROBERT WHITE BOYD

WALL NAME

ROBERT W BOYD

PANEL / LINE

27E/98

DATE OF BIRTH

11/03/1943

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DUONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

10/13/1967

HOME OF RECORD

YARMOUTH

COUNTY OF RECORD

Cumberland County

STATE

ME

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

1LT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ROBERT WHITE BOYD
POSTED ON 5.23.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR LIEUTENANT ROBERT BOYD,
THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A TACTICAL INTELLIGENCE STAFF OFFICER (G2). I WAS BORN ON YOUR BIRTHDAY - DIFFERENT DECADES, SAME DAY. MEMORIAL DAY IS APPROACHING, BUT ON ALL DAYS WE SHOULD HONOR YOU. IT HAS BEEN FAR TOO LONG FOR ALL OF YOU TO HAVE BEEN GONE. WE APPRECIATE ALL YOU HAVE DONE, AND YOUR SACRIFICE. WATCH OVER THE U.S.A., IT STILL NEEDS YOUR COURAGE. GOD BLESS YOU. MAY THE ANGELS BE AT YOUR SIDE. REST IN PEACE. YOU ARE ALL IN OUR PRAYERS.
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POSTED ON 10.13.2014
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Silver Star Citation

Robert White Boyd
Date of birth: November 3, 1943
Date of death: October 13, 1967
Place of Birth: North Carolina, Durham
Home of record: Yarmouth Maine
Status: KIA

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Silver Star

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to First Lieutenant (Military Intelligence) Robert White Boyd (ASN: 0-5236933), United States Army (Reserve), for gallantry in action while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force while serving with Advisory Team 70, Technical Intelligence Detachment, 525th Military Intelligence Group, in the Republic of Vietnam. First Lieutenant Boyd distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 13 October 1967 while serving as advisor to a Vietnamese company on a combat mission in Binh Doung province. Intelligence reports indicated that the Viet Cong were setting up a base camp in the area, and Lieutenant Boyd led his men to search for the location. He broke his company into squad-size units to facilitate contacting of the enemy and personally led one sweep of the area. While moving through dense jungle, his element detected a small Viet Cong unit and immediately pursued the insurgents. The enemy soldiers took refuge in a trench and brought heavy fire on his men, pinning them down. Ignoring his own safety, Lieutenant Boyd moved through the savage fire to inspire his men and deploy them for an assault on the entrenched Viet Cong. Heedless of the accurate hostile fire, he stood up and led a fierce charge on the determined enemy soldiers. He fired intense bursts from his rifle as he ran toward the Viet Cong and rallied his men to attack furiously by his aggressive actions. He was mortally wounded while fearlessly leading his men in the face of grave danger. His courageous efforts inspired his men to overwhelm the enemy and inflict heavy casualties on them. First Lieutenant Boyd's gallantry in action, at the cost of his life, was in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflects great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
General Orders: Headquarters, U.S. Army Vietnam, General Orders No. 5800 (November 10, 1967)

Action Date: October 13, 1967

Service: Army

Rank: First Lieutenant

Company: Advisory Team 70

Regiment: 525th Military Intelligence Group
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POSTED ON 10.4.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear 1LT Robert White Boyd, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 11.12.2012
POSTED BY: Bruce LeClaiire, USNR 1968-1974

Robert

In 1961 Bob Boyd was the very first student council president at newly opened Yarmouth High School, Yarmouth, Maine. I was a freshman and knew the popular family well. Bob was a role model for our town and we as a town suffered greatly when Bob gave his life in defense of this country.

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POSTED ON 9.22.2009
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Robert is buried at Riverside Cemetery in Yarmouth, Maine.
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