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Atkins, Boyce Eugene

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.


Thanks to,

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

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org


Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Buried on Sea
3rdBattalion, 23rd Marines
Landing Iwo Jima
Landing Blu-Beach Iwo Jima
Iwo Jima 1945
Iwo Jima 1945 Japanese Surrender
Landing plan
Boyce Eugene Atkins
His rank 1e Sergeant
USS Pinkney (APH-2) Evacuation Transport