SOLDIER’S PROFILE
Boyer,
Richard E

March 3, 2015 —

Branch of Service: Army

Theater of Operation: European

Birthplace: Sedwick, CO

Killed in Action: No

Prisoner of War: Select One

Gender: Male

SERVICE YEARS: March 10, 1943 — January 31, 1970

Military Honors: Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Belgian Fourragere, Presidential Unit Citation, Meritorious Unit Commendation, American Defense Service Medal, European-African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal and Combat Infantryman Badge, 1st Award

Richard E. Boyer was in the Normandy, Northern France, Germany and Rhineland theater campaigns. He earned the following medals and awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Belgian Fourragere, Presidential Unit Citation, Meritorious Unit Commendation, American Defense Service Medal, European-African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal and Combat Infantryman Badge, 1st Award. He was, in fact, wounded in Belgium. A young girl from the Belgium freedom fighters took my dad into hiding, saving him from the Germans. He continued his career in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Korea and Vietnam. He retired in 1970 and died in 1976 from cancer.

Submission Honored By: The children of Lt. Col. Richard E. Boyer