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Draft Registration Card
for Piece Lennox [sic] Boatwright who was then 18 years of age and a resident of Morven (Anson county), NC

Pierce Lenox "Pop" Boatwright, 56, of 323 Chavis St., West Columbia [SC], died Tuesday.
   Born in Anson, NC, he was a son of the late Tom and Emma Privott Boatwright.  He was a member of Grace Baptist Church, a veteran of Word War II and a member of the V.F.W.  He was a civil service employee at Fort Jackson.
   Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Lillian T. Boatwright; three sons, David P. Boatwright of West Colombia, Dennis L. Boatwright Lexington and Larry Boatwright of New York; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Diane Thissell and Mrs. Elaine Hayes of Columbia; a stepson, Urban Thissell of New York; two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Radcliff of Waynesboro, Ga. and Mrs. Bessie McVeigh of Hartville; three brothers, John Boatwright of Prosperity, DeWitt Boatwright of Hartsville and Gene Boatwright of Chesterfield; and a grandchild.
   Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Thompson Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev., Clayton Shampert.  Burial will be in Celestial Memorial Gardens.

[courtesy of "Glen"]

Grave marker for Pierce L. Boatwright in Celestial Memorial Gardens, West Columbia (Lexington county), South Carolina.

Pierce enlisted in the Army in Tipton, IN.

Pvt Boatwright was in a l;arge group of men transferred into Service Company, 508th PIR on 2 March 1943 while the regiment was at Port Portstewart, Derry, North Ireland.  He was immediately transferred to Hq Hq. 

Pvt Boatwright was appointed to the grade of Pfc on 4 January 1945, two days after he was wounded in action in Belgium.

His military decorations include the Purple Heart and the Bronze Service Arrowhead device awarded for participation in the Normandy assault


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