Alexander, Boyd Allen, 2LT

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 1542, HHC, 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR)
Service Years
1943 - 1944
Second Lieutenant

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Webb City
Last Address
Phillips, Hutchinson County, Texas

Casualty Date
Sep 20, 1944
Hostile, Died
Unknown, Not Reported
World War II
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Netherlands, Netherlands
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot M Row 14 Grave

 Official Badges 

Netherlands Orange Lanyard

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  1944, World War II Fallen [Verified]

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Basic Parachutist (1 Combat Jump)

 Unit Assignments
Basic Airborne Course (BAC) Airborne School82nd Airborne Division508th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR)
  1943-1943, 6, Basic Airborne Course (BAC) Airborne School
  1943-1944, 1542, HHC, 82nd Airborne Division
  1944-1944, 1542, HHC, 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)/Operation Market Garden
 Colleges Attended 
New Mexico Military Institute
  1940-1942, New Mexico Military Institute
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Lt. Alexander enlisted in March 1943, attended OCS at Fort Benning. While stationed at Camp Adair, Oregon, he volunteered for the Paratroops, returning to Fort Benning for training. He became a Jump Master.

He was sent to the ETO, and he served with Company A, 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division.  He was killed in action near Nijmegan, Holland during "Operation Market Garden".

He was interred in Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial (formerly, Margraten Military Cemetery), in Plot 14,  Row M, Grave 7.
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