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SALEMBURG -- Retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Maurice Irwin Boyer, 76, of 693 Corinth Church Road died Saturday in UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

 Mr. Boyer was a Prisoner of War during World War II. He was held for 18 months until the prison was liberated by Soviet troops. He was also a veteran of the Vietnam War. Mr. Boyer received the Purple Heart.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Butler Funeral Home in Roseboro by the Rev. Andy Wood.

Mr. Boyer is survived by his wife, Bonnie Boyer of the home; four sons, Norman Boyer of New Castle, Pa., Roger Boyer of Clinton, Faron Boyer of Roseboro and Philip Boyer of Florence, S.C.; three sisters, Mary Robbins of Iona, N.Y., Edna Rhodes of Cory, N.Y., and Elsie Bundy of Falls Creek, Pa.; a granddaughter; and a step-granddaughter.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Andrew's Chapel United Methodist Church, Roseboro, NC.

(The Fayetteville Observer, Fayetteville, NC, 8 Jan 2001 - courtesy of Tedd Cocker)

[Jumpmaster Note:  Mr. Boyer was captured on 7 July 1944 and was liberated from Stalag 4D Torgau (Elbe) Sachsen, Prussia 51-13

(courtesy of  Donald Osborne Jr.)

Grave markers for Maurice I. Boyer in the Sunrise Memorial Gardens, Salemburg (Sampson county), North Carolina.

Maurice enlisted in the Army on 23 March 1943 in enlisted at Altoona, PA.

Pvt Boyer jumped into Normandy on 6 June 1944 and was reported as Missing In Action on the following day.  He was liberated a year later from Stalag 4D on 7 June 1945

Sergeant First class Boyer's military decorations include the Purple Heart and the Prisoner of War medals


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