Carpenter’s Mate 3c Mitchell Boley was born 14 September 1920 to Kirby Boley and Bertha M. Gregg.
He died 23 August 1944 and is buried at Faubin Cemetery, Parrottsville, TN
Seabee Killed in Action while serving with 25th Naval Construction Battalion on Guam. He was killed and his bulldozer was destroyed when it struck a land mine on the road above Agana.
Plain Talk and Tribune, April 5, 1948
The body of CM3 Mitchell Boley who died on the island of Guam, August 3, 1944, will arrive on train no. 27 Monday evening. Boley enlisted in the Sea Bee’s July 16, 1942 and served overseas eighteen months.
The following is a paragraph taken from a letter received by Mr. and Mrs. Kerbey Boley soon after their sons death.
Mitchel was buried in an Army and Navy cemetery on Guam. I conducted a brief service at that time. The following Sunday we held a Memorial Service at which a large part of the Battalion including our officer in charge turned out. At my suggestion one of your sons friends gathered flowers and made quite a beautiful wreath which we placed upon the Grave before the service. We sang Abide with Me and Jesus Lover of my Soul and read 23 Psalm and part of the fourteenth chapter of John and passages which have been to comfort to you as they were to us. I made mention in the service of the fine name your son’s mates gave him in the Battalion.
Sam H. Franklin, Jr., Chaplin.
Photo courtesy; Mr. K.R. Redmond
- Rank: Carpenters Mate Third Class
- Date of birth: 14 September 1920
- Date of death: 23 August 1944
- County: Cocke
- Hometown: Bridgeport
- Service Branch: Navy
- Division/Assignment: 25th Naval Construction Battalion
- Theater: Pacific
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Faubin Cemetery, Parrottsville, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Middle Panel
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