Boyce, Gary Lee, HT2

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
HT-0000-Hull Maintenance Technician
Last Rating/NEC Group
Hull Maintenance Technician
Primary Unit
1968-1973, HT-0000, USS Goldsborough (DDG-20)
Service Years
1968 - 1973
HT-Hull Maintenance Technician
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Brazil, IN
Last Address
Brazil, IN

Casualty Date
Jan 01, 1973
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Tonkin Gulf
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
01W 108

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USS Goldsborough (DDG-20)
  1968-1973, HT-0000, USS Goldsborough (DDG-20)
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  1967-1973 Vietnam War
  1972-1972 Vietnam War/Vietnam Cease-fire Campaign (72-73)/Operation Linebacker I
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Last Known Activity
From 31 October – 21 November, and again from 14-19 December 1972 GOLDSBOROUGH conducted “LINEBACKER” operations as part of Task Unit 77.1.1. From her holding station in the Hon La Surveillance Area, the ship made nightly Naval Gunfire Strikes on North Vietnam, averaging two or three strikes per night. On the night of 19 December the ship was struck by an enemy shell. The explosion holed the 01 Level Aft between mount 52 and the Tartar Check-Out Compartment. Fires started on the 01 Level and in the After Chief’s Quarters, directly below, were quickly extinguished; however shrapnel and shell fragments killed two men and wounded six.

The two dead were HTC Donald A. DIX, USN and BM1 Robert M. DOW, USN. HT2 Gary L. BOYCE, USNR, later died as a result of his wounds at the Air Force Hospital, Clark AFB, Republic of the Philippines. Damage to the ship was judged light, and after picking up materials in Da Nang, Republic of Vietnam, temporary repairs were made onboard, and the ship continued NGSF Missions in Military Region I. On 24 December GOLDSBOROUGH departed Vietnam for Sasebo, Japan, for repair of battle damage, arriving on 28 December. The ship remained at the Repair Facility in Sasebo through the beginning of the New Year.



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