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SGT Richard E. Boylan
SGT Richard E. Boylan
KIA - June 6, 1944
D - Day

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!

SGT Richard E. Boylan




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