Clarence W. Boyd

Private First Class, U.S. Army


10th Armored Infantry Battalion, 4th Armored Division 

Entered the Service from: Illinois
Died: 27 March 1945
Buried at: Plot G Row 8 Grave 6
Lorraine American Cemetery
St. Avold, France

Awards: Purple Heart


Excerpt from his last letter home:
"Honey, this infantry sure is tough and I don't mean maybe. 

I've done things here that I never thought I could do. 

Only God and the soldier know what war is and what a man goes through. 

I have prayed more in a few minutes here than I have in all my life".

Poem written to his daughter Joan:
Here's a hello from your Daddy a guy who's far away from home
But I'm thinking of you Baby no matter where I roam
Baby, how I long to see you safe there in your mother's arm
But I'm happy, dear, just knowing that you're there away from harm
I know you look just like your mother and have a smile just like hers too
If you'll be as grand a lady I'll be mighty proud of you...
It may be years before you see me because I have a job to do
Then when it's done we'll be together just three, Mother, Dad, and you

Born: July 2, 1921 - Bradley, Illinois
Named: Clarence William Dempsey Boyd (born on the day Jack Dempsey won his first broadcast fight)
Family Nickname: Kye
Married with 1 child
Talents: Artistic - Unusual talent for whistling
Loved crossword puzzles and music

2002 Copyright Peter Domes -  Date of last change: 2021-07-11