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Isaac N. Boley, 84, of Lancaster, Ohio, passed away Thursday, September 20, 2007, in his residence.

He was born July 23, 1923, in Junction City, Ohio, a son of the late, Chester and Grace (Grafton) Boley. He served his country in World War II in the Army Air Corps, 82 Airborne Division. He was a member of St. Bernadette Catholic Church, American Legion Post 11, Eagles Aeries 2120 and the DAV.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret E. Boley of Lancaster; steps-on, Robert (Renee) Conant of Ironton,Ohio; daughter, Laura Boley of Lancaster; step-daughters, Cherie Williams, Nancy Conant (David Brunney), Betty J. Conant and Carol (Randy) Webb all of Lancaster; brothers, Robert (Florence) Boley of Brentwood, Tennessee and William (Doris) Boley of Knoxville, Tennessee; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and many nieces , nephews and close friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Genna L. Boley; and a granddaughter. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Halteman-Fett & Dyer Funeral Home.

Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Monday in St. Bernadett Catholic Church Home with Father James Walters officiating.

Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by the Lancsaster Burial Detail. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Road, Newark, Ohio 43055 in his memory.

[Lancaster Eagle Gazette Friday, September 21, 2007]

[courtesy of Thomas Swinehart]

Grave markers for Isaac N. Boley and spouse in Maple Grove Cemetery, Lancaster (Fairfield county), Ohio.

Isaac enlisted in the Army at Cincinnati, OH on 14 April 1943.

The date of his arrival in the 508th is not known but on 2 March 1944 he was relieved from attachment to Service Company and assigned to Company C.

Pvt Boley was wounded in action in France on 6 june 1944.

He was promoted to Pfc on 20 July 1944 and then to Corporal on 9 Sept.  Cpl Boley was appointed to the grade of Sergeant on 19 January 1945.

Sgt Boley was sent to a field hospital as a non-battle casualty on 5 February 1945 and returned to duty on 31 March.

His military decorations include the Bronze Service Arrowhead device which was awarded for participation in the Normandy assault

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