Charles Boyle - Regimental Hdqtrs.-Operations & Intel Section 1950-1951, Silver Star, Bronze Star (Meritorious), Purple Heart
SILVER STAR CITATION:
FIRST LIEUTENANT CHARLES E. BOYLE, 01337269, Infantry, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 65th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On 1 March 1951, near Tukto, Korea, Lieutenant BOYLE, acting as an aerial observer on a reconnaissance mission, repeatedly requested the pilot to fly the aircraft at low altitudes, heedless of enemy ground fire, in order to better view enemy positions and entrenchment's and pinpoint their locations. While flying at extremely low altitudes, Lieutenant Boyle, observing a fire fight between friendly forces and the enemy, noted a wounded soldier being evacuated by a comrade. Knowing the danger of landing the aircraft where none had ever landed before and fully aware that in evacuating the wounded man in his aircraft it would be necessary for him to remain behind and be exposed to the heavy enemy fire falling in the area, he gallantly urged the pilot to land. After successfully landing and determining that the soldier was wounded too seriously to be evacuated in their type of aircraft, Lieutenant BOYLE and the pilot returned to the home base to obtain a helicopter. The selfless concern for the safety of the soldier displayed by Lieutenant BOYLE reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from the Commonwealth of Virginia.