Myrl Eugene Boys – Captain United States Marine Corps

I 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.


Brent A. Boys

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, United States Marine Corps
Veteran of W.W.II and Korea

Captain Boys was from Chilo, Ohio, a small river town along the banks of the Ohio River near Cincinnati.

Assigned to L-3-23, 4th Marine Division
Battles: Saipan (Purple Heart)
Iwo Jima (Bronze Star)
Rank: Staff Sergeant and 2nd Lieutenant

Assigned to G-3-5 and I-3-5, 1st Marine Division
Battles: Chosin Reservoir ( Gold Star in lieu of a 2nd Purple Heart)
Rank, 1st Lieutenant, ExO, and Platoon Leader

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.

Other Awards:

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.

Mr. Patterson:
Thanks for constructing the web page on my uncle and for making these updates. Your web site is terrific!  Sincerely, Brent A. Boys

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



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