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Jones, Boyce Leonel

Rank and Name, Private First Class Boyce Leonel Jones.

Unit/Placed in, 1st Battalion (A-Comp) 5th Marines, Marine Corps.


Boyce is born approx. on 26 Nov. 1924 in Oklahoma.

Mother, Thelma Hamar.


Boyce enlisted the service in Oklahoma with service number # 870602.


Boyce died of his wounds sustained during the Landing on Peleliu 15 Sep. 1944 on 16 Sept. 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Boyce is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to, https://www.history.navy.mil/research/histories/ship-histories/danfs/l/lst-658.html

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com ww2-europe.com

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

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

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org


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

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

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

Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/

Buried on Sea
1st Battalion 5th Marines 1st Mar. Div
His rank Private First Class
USS LST-658 launching LCT 773 on 15 September 1944 at 1234 H plus 4 12 hours, at Peleliu Island
USS LST-658 at Peleliu Island, 15 September 1944, launching Marine vehicles at a distance of about two and a half miles off of Orange Beach. After co