[courtesy of "Mary"]
Grave marker for William D. Boylen in Section L, Plot
297, Grave 2 of Greenlawn Memorial Park, Akron (Summit county), Ohio.
William enlisted in the Army at Cleveland, OH on 18
On 3 October 1944 Pvt Boylen was transferred from HQ
82nd Airborne Division to Service Company, 508th PIR. Since the
regiment was already in combat at that time he was not transferred to a
line company for more than two months.
On 8 December 1944 he was transferred to Company D.
Ten days later the regiment was mobilized for the Battle of The Bulge.
Pvt Boylen was transferred to the 101st Airborne
Division on 31 May 1945.
His military decorations include the Combat
Infantryman badge awarded for action during campaign, 18 Dec 1944 to 20