|Birth: ||Aug. 29, 1972|
|Death: ||May 12, 2009|
North Carolina, USA
Sgt. 1st Class Harold (Morty) Boyd, III, U.S. Army. Morty was born in Abilene, Texas on August 29, 1972 to Harold Morton Boyd, Jr. and Phyllis Hodges Boyd. He attended school in Tye and in Merkel and graduated from Merkel High School in 1991. After graduating from high school, Morty joined the U.S. Army. After serving for four years, Morty left the Army and moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado where he resided for three years. He moved back to Merkel and worked for West Texas Utilities in the appliance repair department. After working for WTU for three years, he re-enlisted in the service. Morty was currently serving in the U.S. Army and was stationed at Fort Bragg Army Base in Fayetteville, North Carolina at the time of his death. He was with the U.S. Army Special Forces Command-Green Berets and had served several tours in Iraq. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Special Forces Tab, Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutists Badge and the Air Assault Badge. Morty died Tuesday, May 12, 2009, in Fayetteville, North Carolina, as a result of a motorcycle accident. Funeral services, with full military honors, were held Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road. Burial was in the Tye Cemetery. Morty is survived by his parents, Harold and Phyllis Boyd, of Tye; his wife, Celeste Boyd, of Hope Mills, North Carolina; two sons, Wyatt and Garrett Boyd and one daughter, Kahila Welch, all of Hope Mills, North Carolina; two sisters, Stephanie Lynn Lebowitz and her husband Scott, of Merkel, Stacy Holan and husband Waylon, of Wichita Falls; one uncle, Keith Hodges, of Little Rock, Arkansas; one aunt, Sandra Roath, of Tye and his grandfather, Dennis C. Hodges, of Abilene.
Created by: Sue
Record added: Jun 06, 2009
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Thinking about you today...as always. God bless you now and forever!|
Added: Oct. 26, 2011
Bub's (Morty) headstone has finally been placed instead of just the tag will supply picture soon. It is gorgeous.|
Added: May. 9, 2010
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