Jack Vernon Boyd was born on 26  November 1920 in Wise, Virginia. He was the son of Hugh Kyle Boyd and Ollie Mae Cress.
He Died non Battle 18 February 1942 in a hospital at Camp Roberts in California.

The Kingsport Times, Friday 20 February 1942
The war department has notified Mr. and Mrs. H.K. Boyd, 902 Poplar street, that their son, Jack Vernon Boyd, 21, died in a hospital at Camp Roberts, Cal., as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Saturday. The nature of the accident was not disclosed. Young Boyd was the first casualty of the 191st Field Artillery in California. He was a member of the Kingsport National Guard and left for army service on March 6, 1941, with the 191st artillery which is composed of Kingsport boys. He was employed by the Engineering Department of the city before joining the armed forces, and had been a resident of Kingsport for the past five years, coming here with his family from Big Stone Gap, Va. Funeral arrangements have not been made. The body is expected to arrive from the west coast next week. Surviving are the parents; three brothers, H.K. Boyd, Jr., Donald of Kingsport and Eugene Boyd; Misses Peggy and Billie Sue Boyd, all of Kingsport; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H.F. Kress of Stonega, Va.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 26 November 1920
  • Date of death: 18 February 1942
  • County: Sullivan
  • Hometown: Kingsport
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 191st Field Artillery
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Old Union United Methodist Church Cemetery, Church Hill, Hawkins County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XVIII, Middle Panel
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