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SMN Charles Edward Boyd, Jr
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Birth: Jun. 4, 1922
Louisiana, USA
Death: Jul. 1, 1943
Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands

Son of Charles E. Sr. and Vena Boyd.

Proudly served on board the USS McCawley, an attack transport ship. On June 30, 1943 while delivering supplies at Guadalcanal, a Japanese torpedo hit the engine room of the ship, killing Charles and fourteen other crewmates. Later that day, after all hands had been safely evacuated, the ship was accidentally torpedoed by friendly fire and sunk.

He is listed on the Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery, Manila, Phillipines. He received the Purple Heart. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Charles Edward Boyd (1872 - 1944)
  Mell Vena Edwards Boyd (1888 - 1941)
 
 Siblings:
  Fannie Boyd Marlette (1906 - 1992)*
  Josie J. Boyd Robertson (1907 - 1986)*
  Laura Ethel Boyd (1909 - 1911)*
  Mary Boyd Crawford (1914 - 1990)*
  Vena Boyd Fields (1916 - 1988)*
  Nena Raye Boyd (1920 - 1923)*
  Charles Edward Boyd (1922 - 1943)
  William R. Boyd (1924 - 1979)*
  Infant Son Boyd (1928 - 1928)*
  John Boatner Boyd (1928 - 1931)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
F 1/C [Fireman 1st Class]
LOST AT SEA
 
Note: Marker is a cenotaph.
 
Burial:
Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery
Rhinehart
La Salle Parish
Louisiana, USA
Plot: G 15
 
Created by: Lora Peppers
Record added: Mar 17, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49865132
SMN Charles Edward Boyd, Jr
Added by: Lora Peppers
 
 
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"One cannot forget, however, the many, many people to whom this day will bring only a keener sense of loss, for, as others come home, their loved ones will not return." - Eleanor Roosevelt on V-J Day.
- Lora Peppers
 Added: Sep. 22, 2014
Thank you for your service, your bravery, and for making the ultimate sacrifice for your country.
- P.K. Magruder
 Added: Feb. 12, 2012
Thank you so much Charles for giving the ultimate sacrifice.
- Lora Peppers
 Added: Dec. 1, 2011
 
 
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