Thomas J. Boyd, Storekeeper 1/c, born Oct. 6, 1924, Jersey City, NJ,
majored in accounting at St. Peter's College. He joined the USN June
23,1943, and was stationed at Newport, RI, Training Center; USS West
Virginia, January 1944-April 1946; and the USS Yosemite, October
He was discharged April 23, 1946; recalled
Oct. 10, 1950; and discharged again Feb. 7, 1952. Awards include the
American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Medal w/ 4 Bronze Stars, WWII
Victory Medal, Navy Occupation Service Medal, National Defense Service
Medal, Philippine Liberation Medal w/2 Bronze Stars and the Philippine
Presidential Unit Citation.
Memorable experiences include seeing
Old Glory flying atop Mt. Suribachi and visiting Tokyo after the
surrender ceremony; and the comradship of fellow shipmates as evidenced
by Wee Vee reunions.
Boyd worked as an accountant with Abex
Corp. and Jersey City Police Dept. until retirement April 1,1995. He is
a fan of all major sports.
Reprinted with permission from Turner Publishing