James R. Boyle

Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 3
National Memorial Panel / Row: West 35 / 8
Date of Birth: 10-Mar-1949
Neighborhood: South Philadelphia
High School: South Philadelphia High School
Street: Mifflin Street
Branch of Service: Army
Rank: SGT
Date of Casualty: 30-Dec-1968
Province of Casualty: Nui Ba Den
Boyle won many medals while on city Recreation Department swim teams. He planned to become a commercial artist, but when he enlisted in the Army in September 1967, his goal was to become an officer. He qualified for Officer Candidate School just before his death. The 19-year old sergeant died in Nui Ba Den, Vietnam, on Dec. 30, 1968. He was survived by his mother and stepfather, four brothers and two sisters.