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George W.G. Boyce, Jr
Birth: unknown
Death: Jul. 23, 1944

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Born in New York City, entered the service at Orange County, New York and served as a Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, 112th Cavalry Regimental Combat Team. Near Afua, New Guinea, July 23, 1944, he was ordered to relieve another unit surrounded by Japanese forces. Upon gaining contact with the enemy, he attacked but encountered such intense rifle, machinegun, and mortar fire that the forward movement of his platoon was temporarily halted. He worked his squad up to a position in order to close in with the enemy when a volley of hand grenades fell between him and the men following. Realizing that the explosion would kill or wound his men, he promptly threw himself upon the grenade deliberately sacrificing his life to save those of his men. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor on April 7, 1945. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
Manila
Metro Manila
National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot: A-4-189
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Dec 13, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8177317
George W.G. Boyce, Jr
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