Rank and Name, 1st Sergeant (Sgt-Maj.) Boyce Eugene Atkins.
Unit/Placed in, 3rd Battalion, 23rd Marines, 4th Marine Division, United States Marine Corps.
Boyce is born approx. on 6 Feb. 1909 in South Carolina.
Father, John A. Atkins.
Mother, Christiana Atkins.
Boyce enlisted the service in South Carolina with service number # 211564.
Boyce died of his wounds on-board the USS Pinkney due to Injuries sustained during the Landing on Blue-Beach Iwo Jima on 26 Feb. 1945, he is honored with a Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Boyce is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.
Courts of the missing.
He also has a Memorial Grave at Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery, Gaffney, Cherokee County, South Carolina, USA.
Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com