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 6.29.2004
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

David is buried at Golden Gate Nat Cem.
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POSTED ON 2.14.2004
POSTED BY: Roberta (PFC Joseph Daniel Jarrell's sister)

Thank You

Thank you David for serving our country and for our freedom. My brother was KIA on the same day as you, that day our thoughts was with him, but now, my thoughts are with each and every one of you who have made any sacrifice and served. May God bless each of you!!
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POSTED ON 9.10.2003
POSTED BY: Terry Boone

Picture of a Hero

To our Fallen brother in arms, may the seas be calm and the wind be fair.
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POSTED ON 5.8.2003
POSTED BY: Donald Lytle

Thank you Mate

Although we never met personally, I want to thank you David Joseph Boyle, for your courageous and valiant service, faithful contribution, and most holy sacrifice, given to this great country of ours!

Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore, you shall never be forgotten, nor has your death been in vain!

Again, thank you Sailor, for a job well done!

FAIR WINDS, AND ETERNAL PEACE MY FRIEND


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POSTED ON 2.19.2002
POSTED BY: John Hecker

Valentine's Day, 1966

David served on PCF4 operating from AnThoi on the border between South Vietnam and Cambodia. These small boats, known as Swiftboats, were new to Vietnam. They had arrived in October, 1965, and were used to patrol the coast to prevent the Viet Cong from getting supplies by sea. They did such a good job that it was not long before they became the objects of ambushes and boobytraps. On February 14, 1966, PCF4 was on patrol when they spotted a VC flag on a pole floating in the water. Such poles were used by fishermen to hold their nets. The boat approached cautiously, tossing grenades to try to detonate any boobytrap. After several grenades the boat eased up to the pole to retrieve the flag. At that time, the Viet Cong on the beach detonated a large bomb under the boat.
PCF4 was the first Swiftboat lost in Vietnam. Of her crew of six, four were killed and two badly wounded by the explosion.
Every Valentine's Day, these men are remembered by those who rode the boats in Vietnam.
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