LTC Bobby Boyd was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 01/03/2005 at the age of 73.1
Grand Prairie, TX
Flight Class 55-L
Date of Birth 11/22/1931
Served in the U.S. Army
This information was provided by Barry Geller, Harry G. Bryant, SSN search

More detail on this person: LTC Bobby K. Boyd died in Queensland, Australia on 3 January 2005 and was interred with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery at Ft. Myer, VA on 14 July 2005. He came from Tahoka and entered A&M with the Class of 1953 in September 1949. On the 'Annex' Bobby was in Company 7 and joined 'E' Battery Field Artillery for his sophomore year. He then received an appointment to the Naval Academy at Annapolis, where he spent the 1951-52 school year. Returning to A&M ('jumping ship' according to ex-roommate Eddie Bennett) in September 1952 he was assigned to the Corps Staff as a junior. As a senior he was appointed a Cadet Colonel and Commander of the 1st Regiment for the school year 1953-54 and graduated with the Class of '54. He went on active duty with the Army in October 1954 and attended Infantry, Airborne, Ranger and Special Forces courses, in addition to German and Spanish language courses. In his primary MOS of Special Forces Officer he served tours in Germany and in South America. Later he served two tours in Vietnam, being wounded and med evacuated to Australia. After his recuperation he was in charge of the US R&R Center in Australia before returning to the US and getting out of the service in 1971. During his time in Vietnam he received the Purple Heart, the Air Medal w/2nd Oak Leaf Cluster, the CIB and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry w/Silver Star plus other awards and decorations. He later returned to Australia where he was active in the real estate field and the restaurant business. He founded, 'Nacho's', the first traditional Mexican (!) restaurant in Australia and later owned the 'Silverado Saloon & Grill'. He owned waterfront properties on the northern beaches of Sydney, a 35' mariner sail boat and later a small ranch in Queensland. He retired in 1999 and spent two years commuting back and forth to Ft. Worth to care for his brother Bill, who passed away in 1991. Bobby is survived by his wife Coralie (Derna) Boyd in Sandstone Point, Queensland, Australia and two daughters from a previous marriage. His funeral was attended by Derna, some mates from Australia, and other close friends from the US. Most of the details associated with his interment at Arlington were handled by COL (Ret) Robert (Bob) Browne '53." s/

Burial information: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

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