Monday, May 25, 2020

JW Boyd , A Tribute to a Vet

JW Boyd was a good friend of mine that I knew in the last chapters of his life.

I would drive him to the veterans hospital and he would always buy me breakfast for doing so we had many meals at Denny's

JW was by all accounts a great American,  drafted at 19, this Texas farm boy crowned himself in the winter of 1944 in the historic Battle of the bulge with the 104th Infantry  Timberwolves, of which he was a member.

Injured  in battle 
he was sent to France for recovery and then sent right back to the front lines which at that time he found himself driving a Jeep towards the front line and many Jeeps were going the other way screaming the war was over.

He was sent back to southern California and went jungle training for apparently and then inevitable invasion of Japan but August 6th 1945 resolved that even made a life for himself and his wife in southern California.
He is and was a great American and we all owe him a debt of gratitude for his part in keeping this country free.

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