Myrl Eugene Boys
Captain United States Marine Corps
am searching for anyone who served or knew anything about my uncle, Myrl
E. Boys, who was a First Lieutenant and Executive Officer of I-3-5, 1st
Marine Division at Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War. To give you
a brief history about my uncle, he was from Chilo, Ohio, a small town along
the banks of the Ohio river in southwestern Ohio.
He served during WWII at Iwo Jima where he received the Bronze Star. He also served at Saipan, where he was awarded the Purple Heart and the Presidential Unit Citation with 4 bronze stars.
During the Korean War, he served in G-3-5 and also I-3-5 during the battle at Chosin Reservoir as a First Lieutanant and Executive Officer. He was awarded the Gold Star in lieu of a second Purple Heart for wounds received at Chosin. His CO in I-3-5 was Captain Harold G. Schrier, who led the 40 man patrol up Mt. Suribachi at Iwo Jima to raise the first flag.
Myrl died in 1956 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
If you have any info about my uncle or know someone who may, please E-mail me. Thank You.
Courtesy of Brent A. Boys:
I have some updated information on Myrl E. Boys. Would it be possible to change his biography with this information? The changes would be as follows:
Myrl E. Boys
Captain Boys was from Chilo, Ohio, a small river town along the banks of the Ohio River near Cincinnati.
Lieutenant Boys' C.O. in I-3-5 was Captain Harold George Schrier, who led the 40 man patrol up Mt. Suribachi to raise the flag at Iwo Jima.
Myrl E. Boys was promoted to the rank of Captain in 1952.
Presidential Unit Citation With Bar And 4 Bronze Stars (Saipan, Iwo Jima, and Korea) Korean Presidential Unit Citation With Bar.
Captain Boys died in 1956 and is buried in section 10 along Porter Road.
BOYS, MYRL EUGENE
United States Marine Corps
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 11/01/1940 - Unknown
DATE OF BIRTH: 05/22/1921
DATE OF DEATH: 01/27/1956
DATE OF INTERMENT: 01/31/1956
BURIED AT: SECTION 10 SITE 10566-A
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Posted: 27 March 1999 Updated: 13 April 2002 Updated: 12 December 2002 Updated: 9 March 2003 Updated: 18 September 2004 Updated: 4 December 2004 Updated: 3 September 2005
Updated: 14 May 2008
Photo By Michael Robert Patterson, May 2008
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 2 December 2004