DAVID J BOYLE
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HONORED ON PANEL 5E, LINE 31 OF THE WALL

DAVID JOSEPH BOYLE

WALL NAME

DAVID J BOYLE

PANEL / LINE

5E/31

DATE OF BIRTH

10/09/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

OFFSHORE, MIL RG IV

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/14/1966

HOME OF RECORD

WOODLAND

COUNTY OF RECORD

Yolo County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

SN

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DAVID JOSEPH BOYLE
POSTED ON 5.26.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR SEAMAN BOYLE,
THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A SEAMAN. IT IS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND, 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 3.31.2016

Final Mission of SN David J. Boyle

On February 14, 1966, PCF-4, a "swift boat" from PCF Division 101, Task Force 115, was on patrol in Rach Gia Bay in the western part of the Mekong Delta. The boat carried a crew of 6; the boat commander was LTJG Charles D. Lloyd. Toward the end of the afternoon a small raft carrying a Viet Cong flag was sighted close ashore. LTJG Lloyd approached the raft cautiously and had hand grenades thrown close aboard it to detonate any explosives aboard the raft. When nothing happened, Lloyd directed his cox'n to bring the swift boat alongside the raft. As PCF-4 came alongside, a Viet Cong ashore lit off a command-detonated mine. The PCF's hull was ruptured and she sank at once. A nearby RVN naval vessel was able to take off the two surviving crewmen, who were then transported to Rach Gia: RM3 Robert R. Johnson by Army Huey (helicopter) and LTJG Lloyd aboard PCF-3. PCF-4's hulk was well within gunshot range of the shore, which was controlled by the VC. Initial salvage efforts were hampered by enemy gunfire until the VC were discouraged by the combined firepower of Army helicopters, WPBs, PCFs, and VNN junks. Once the hulk was dragged into slightly deeper water, it was raised by the repair ship USS Krishna (ARL-38) and the bodies of four crewmen were recovered: BM2 Tommy E. Hill, EN2 Jack C. Rodriguez, GMG2 Dayton L. Rudisill, and SN David J. Boyle. PCF-4 herself was beyond repair so she was taken to Subic Bay in the Philippines for examination. "Lessons learned" from examining her hull led to improvements in swift boat construction to reduce their vulnerability to underwater mines. PCF-4 was the first swift boat lost in Vietnam. [Taken from virtualwall.org]
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POSTED ON 7.24.2015
POSTED BY: David Boyle

Thanks

I want to thank all of you patriots who have left a message on my uncle's wall. I never got to meet my uncle David but my dad (1/9 marines khe sahn '67- '68) told me he was a great man. My dad also told me the horrific phone calls my grandparents received after my uncle's passing. For all u patriots, thanks and for the rest, we will never forget... God bless u Uncle David LL&R
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POSTED ON 12.18.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SN David Joseph Boyle, 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 7.25.2004
POSTED BY: Chris Spencer

NATIVE AMERICAN PRAYER

It is said a man hasn't died as long as he is remembered. This prayer is a way for families, friends and fellow veterans to remember our fallen brothers and sisters. Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning hush, I am the swift, uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight, I am the stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die
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