SGT Richard E. Boylan was killed in action on June 6, 1944, during the Allied
Invasion of NORMANDY, during the assault on UTAH BEACH.
He was among the 39 men from Battery B, 29th Field Artillery, that died when
their LCT struck a mine and sank during the landing. A total of 60
men were on the craft, and most of the casualties were never recovered.
In all, the 29th Field Artillery had 50 men killed in action during World War II.
In retrospect, the 4th Division, as a whole, suffered 197 casualties on D-Day,
including the 60 from the LCT sinking. History records this a very low casualty
rate when compared to the other beach landings.
Every casualty is missed by their family, friends, and comrades!
Irving Smolens provided the photograph above. You may CLICK on it see the
origional version. The photo was modified so it would look better on this page!
[ Our Regimental History ]
[ Our Seperate Unit Histories ]
[ Our Memorial Tribute of Honor to Fallen Comrades ]
[ He Was My Friend, And, I Remember... ]
[ Our Vietnam War POW-MIA Pages ]
[ Our Korean War POW-MIA Pages ]
[ Our Medal of Honor Tribute ]
[ Individual Combat Awards ]
[ Individual Service Awards ]
[ Our Email Listings ]
[ Our Postal Listings ]
[ Message Archives ]
[ Related Links ]
[ Favorite Links ]
[ Acknowledgements ]
[ Our Site Awards ]
[ About the Webmaster ]
[ Sign Our New Guestbook ]
[ View Our New Guestbook ]
[ Discussion/Message Board ]
[ View Our Old Message Board ]
[ View Our Old Guestbook ]
[ Our Member's Personal Home Pages ]
[ Stories of WWII ]
[ Stories of Vietnam ]
[ Stories of the Gulf War ]
[ WW I Photo's ]
[ WW II Photo's ]
[ Vietnam Photo's ]
[ Gulf War Photo's ]
[ Bosnia Photo's ]
[ Peacetime Photo's ]
[ Our Supplemental Web Site Pages ]
[ Awards We Give ]
[ Master Site Index ]