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Samuel Everett Boyd was born in Tulare, California in 1933 and relocated to Glide, Oregon when he was a young man. Everett enlisted in the United States Navy in 1951 and served as a commisaryman from October 1951 until February 1955. During this enlistment he served in the Korean War aboard the USS Tortuga (LSD 26), a dock landing ship. He also took part in Nuclear Testing Operations in the Pacific Ocean. After this enlistment, he returned to the Roseburg area and continued service in a reserve status. Everett re-enlisted in the Navy in July 1957 and served as a Radarman. His homeport was San Diego Naval Base, California. He met and married his wife of 49 years, Donna (Call) Boyd. His last duty assignment was aboard the destroyer USS Parsons (DD949). While he was aboard he completed operations in support of the Vietnam War. After his military service he moved his family to Glide, Oregon. After several years the family moved to Donna's home state of Massachusetts. They moved back to the Roseburg area in 1987. Sam served as an officer in the VFW Post 2468 and contributed thousands of hours to support the post. Sadly, on July 25th, 2009, Samuel Everett Boyd passed. He will long be remembered for his dedication to his family, friends, community, the VFW, and for the service he gave our Nation.
National Defense service medal Korean Service Medal United Nations Service Medal
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