JAMES R BOYLE
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HONORED ON PANEL 35W, LINE 8 OF THE WALL

JAMES ROBERT BOYLE

WALL NAME

JAMES R BOYLE

PANEL / LINE

35W/8

DATE OF BIRTH

03/10/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

TAY NINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/30/1968

HOME OF RECORD

PHILADELPHIA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Philadelphia County

STATE

PA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JAMES ROBERT BOYLE
POSTED ON 11.25.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SGT James Robert 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 12.30.2009
POSTED BY: Kathie

Angel Day

You may not have thought it at the time, but your service for your country was not and has not been in vain.

It took a long time for the country to appreciate the sacrifice you and the countless others on the wall made, but it has happened.

For me this is evident in the messages that are left here on this site, especially by young people expressing thanks to you all for what you have done. You are and will always be source of good and a hero to those lives you have touched -- young and old alike.

I have been to the Wall and the reverence there is unbelieveable. The Wall is a sacred place to me. You all can be felt there.

So, on this your Angel Day please know that this American is so thankful for you and for your willingness to service your country and for the ulmitate sacrifice you made in the name of freedom. Thank you SGT Boyle -- you made a difference.
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POSTED ON 5.21.2005
POSTED BY: Bob Ross

Do not stand at my grave and weep

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 sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

Mary Frye – 1932

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POSTED ON 2.9.2004
POSTED BY: Jim McIlhenney

One of Philadelphia PA's 630 fallen sons.

Photo was taken from the Philadelphia Daily News of October 26, 1987. The special supplement entitled, 'SIX HUNDRED AND THIRTY,' was published in conjunction with the dedication of the Philadelphia Viet Nam Memorial.
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POSTED ON 8.21.2003
POSTED BY: Jim McIlhenney

Jersey Marine, S. Phila. Soldier Killed in War

Jersey Marine, S. Phila. Soldier Killed in War

A South Philadelphia soldier felled by enemy mortar fire, Army Sgt. James R. Boyle, 19, son of Mrs. Jean G. Synnamon, of 1935 Mifflin st., was killed December 30 as his outfit, 28th Infantry Division, engaged the enemy at Nui Ba Den, near the Cambodian border.
Sgt. Boyle's family received a letter from him on the same day they were informed of his death

CHRISTMAS MISSION

The young sergeant said it was Christmas Eve and he had to lead an ambush party into enemy territory.
"What a way to spend Christmas Eve," he wrote.
He said that there was a rumor the company was soon to go to Hawaii, "but don't get your hopes too high."
He attended Southern High School.
In September 1967, Boyle enlisted for four years with aspirations of becoming an officer.

INJURED SHOULDER

But during training, he injured his shoulder, and was disqualified from becoming a commissioned officer, his mother said.
He made sergeant 10 months after enlisting.
His stepfather, city patrolman Paul Synnamon, of the 12th Police District, said Boyle planned to become a commercial artist after his discharge.
Sgt. Boyle was assigned to overseas duty in October 1968, after taking special jungle training at Fort Polk, La. He also trained at Fort Bragg, N.C.; Fort Benning, Ga., and Fort Lewis, Wash.
He is also survived by six brothers and sisters, William, 21; Katherine, 16; Joseph, 15; Paul, 12; Thomas, 5, and Regina, 10.

Photo and article appeared in part in The Philadelphia Inquirer on January 9, 1969. The Jersey Marine mentioned in the article was PFC Richard W. Davis of Vineland, NJ.
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