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Robert U. Boyd, Jr.
Lieuenant Colonel, United States Army
 
ARMY OFFICER KILLED AS CAR STRIKES STRUCK

September 23, 1969 Lieutenant Colonel Robert U. Boyd, Jr., 41, of 141 Coral Lane, Wheeling, was killed late Sunday when his car struck a truck which had stopped in a crossover of U. S. Highway 41, two miles north of Schneider, Indiana.

Colonel Boyd, who had returned home from from an assignment in Vietnam last month was enroute to Indianapolis to attend a staff training program in the defense information school.  He had come home for the weekend.

Before his assignment to Vietnam, he was commander of the main recruiting station in Chicago.  In the war zone, he commanded the Army Supply Depot at Long Bing, 12 miles north of Saigon.  He won the Purple Heart as an Infantry Company Commander in Korea.


BOYD, ROBERT U JR
Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army
DATE OF BIRTH: 08/14/1928
DATE OF DEATH: 09/21/1969
BURIED AT: SECTION 36  SITE 1919
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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Posted: 21 November 2007

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