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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