Boyd, Robert Ray, CPT

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Field Artillery
Last Primary MOS
1193-Field Artillery Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Field Artillery (Officer)
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 0205, 173rd Airborne Brigade
Service Years
1964 - 1967

Field Artillery


Three Overseas Service Bars

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
May 17, 1967
Hostile, Died
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Hau Nghia (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Coleman Cemetery - Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Wall/Plot Coordinates
20E 012

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 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
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  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Parachutist (Basic)

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1965, FA Officer Basic Course, 1st Battalion, 30th Field Artillery Regiment (Fort Sill, OK)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
3rd Battalion, 319th Artillery101st Airborne Division Division Artillery (DIVARTY) 101st Airborne Division 173rd Airborne Brigade
  1964-1967, 1193, HHB, 3rd Battalion, 319th Artillery
  1965-1965, 1193, 101st Airborne Division
  1965-1966, 1193, Division Artillery (DIVARTY) 101st Airborne Division
  1967-1968, 0205, 173rd Airborne Brigade
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)
  1966-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)/Operation Canary
 Colleges Attended 
Middle Tennessee State University
  1960-1964, Middle Tennessee State University1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
On May 17, 1967, while preparing for a convoy mission vicinity of Xuan Loc,  BOYD and his unit were subject to a mortar attack.  US forces were in final stages of evacuating an FSB when the attack occurred.  Confusion regarding the attack was exacerbated by the heavy rotor wash of several Chinook helicopters.  In addition, many of the defensive positions had been filled in.  BOYD was the only one killed though several more were WIA.  A round landed close to BOYD and he was killed instantly.
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