Boye, Frederic William, Sr., BG

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Last Rank
Brigadier General
Last Service Branch
Cavalry
Primary Unit
1945-1946, Army Garrison, Fort Sam Houston, TX
Service Years
1915 - 1950

Cavalry

Brigadier General



Five Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1891
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Boye, Frederic William, Sr., BG USA(Ret).
 
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Home Town
New York City, New York
Last Address
Unknown

Date of Passing
Oct 06, 1970
 
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: Section 1 Lot 776

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US Army Retired (Pre-2007)


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Last Known Activity
Born on October 19, 1891 in New York City.

Commissioned in the Cavalry from West Point in 1915. Duty with the Punitive Expedition into Mexico in 1916.  Served with the 12th Division in 1918. Graduated from Command and General Staff School in 1926. Assigned to West Point 1929-1933. Served with the National Guard Bureau 1937-1940. Executive Officer of 7th Cavalry, then Assistant Chief of Staff of 1st Cavalry Division, finally Commanding Officer of 12th Cavalry 1940-1943. Served in China 1944-1945.  Brigadier General in March 1945.

Assigned to the War Department Personnel Center at Fort Sam Houston 1945-1946. Reverted to Colonel in April 1946. Retired in 1950. Decorations included the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit and Commendation Ribbon.

Died on October 6, 1970.

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Mexican Service Campaign (1911-1919)
From Month/Year
April / 1911
To Month/Year
June / 1919

Description
The Mexican Service Medal is an award of the United States military which was established by General Orders of the United States War Department on December 12, 1917. The Mexican Service Medal recognizes those service members who performed military service against Mexican forces between the dates of April 12, 1911 and June 16, 1919.

To be awarded the Mexican Service Medal, a service member was required to perform military duty during the time period of eligibility and in one of the following military engagements.

    Veracruz Expedition: April 21 to November 23, 1914
    Punitive Expedition into Mexico: March 14, 1916 to February 7, 1917
    Buena Vista, Mexico: December 1, 1917
    San Bernardino Canyon, Mexico: December 26, 1917
    La Grulla, Texas: January 8 – January 9, 1918
    Pilares, Chihuahua: March 28, 1918
    Nogales, Arizona: November 1–26, 1915, or August 27, 1918
    El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua: June 15 – June 16, 1919

The United States Navy issued the Mexican Service Medal to members of the Navy and Marines who participated in any of the above actions, as well as to service members who served aboard U.S. naval vessels patrolling Mexican waters between April 21 and November 26, 1914, or between March 14, 1916, and February 7, 1917.

The Mexican Service Medal was also awarded to any service member who was wounded or killed while participating in action any against hostile Mexican forces between April 12, 1911 and February 7, 1917.

Although a single decoration, both the Army and Navy issued two different versions of the Mexican Service Medal. The Army Mexican Service Medal displayed an engraving of a yucca plant, while the Navy version depicts the San Juan de Ulúa fortress in Veracruz harbor. Both medals displayed the annotation "1911 - 1917" on the bottom of the medal.

The Mexican Service Medal was a one time decoration and there were no service stars authorized for those who had participated in multiple engagements. For those Army members who had been cited for gallantry in combat, the Citation Star was authorized as a device to the Mexican Service Medal. There were no devices authorized for the Navy's version of the decoration.

A similar decoration, known as the Mexican Border Service Medal also existed for those who had performed support duty to Mexican combat expeditions from within the United States.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
January / 1915
To Month/Year
December / 1918
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
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  259 Also There at This Battle:
  • Bass, Harry Wesley, 1LT, (1917-1919)
  • Baylor, Bernard, MAJ, (1911-1953)
  • Dalbey, Josiah Tonet, BG, (1916-1952)
  • Dargue, Herbert Arthur, MG, (1911-1941)
  • Fink, Thomas Jefferson, M/Sgt, (1893-1921)
  • Gaul, Joseph Albert, Sgt, (1914-1920)
  • Hallyburton, Edgar Morrison, Sgt, (1909-1919)
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