Boylan, Bernard R, LCDR

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Last Service Branch
Chaplain Christian
Last Primary NEC
410X-Chaplain Corps Officer
Last Rating/NEC Group
Staff Corps Officer
Primary Unit
1945-1945, 410X, NAVSTA Leyte, PI
Service Years
1943 - 1951
Chaplain Christian
Lieutenant Commander

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Home State
Rhode Island
Rhode Island
Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Woonsocket, RI
Last Address
Worcester, MA

Date of Passing
Jan 29, 1978
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Last Known Activity

Bernard Boylan Entered the Jesuits in 1924 and was ordained in 1936. He served as a civilian priest until he entered the Navy in 1943. Active duty service lasted from his entry date until March 3, 1946. He continued to serve in the Navy Reserves until 1951.
Other Comments:

Service number: 262652

Navy and Marine Corps Medal
Awarded for action during World War II
Service: Navy
Rank: Lieutenant
General Orders: Commander 7th Fleet: Serial 02809 (November 7, 1944)
Citation: The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy and Marine Corps Medal to Lieutenant (ChC) Bernard R. Boylan (NSN: 0-262652), United States Naval Reserve, for heroism involving casualties from a burning vessel in Finschhafen Harbor on 23 August 1944. While the S.S. JOHN C. CALHOUN, loaded with gasoline, was in flames following an explosion in the hold, Chaplain Boylan, with complete disregard for his personal safety, leaped form an adjoining vessel, aided in removing injured men to safety, searched the debris for other casualties, and refused to leave the ship until no further help was needed, despite warnings of possible additional explosions. His spontaneous and heroic action clearly above normal expectations was in keeping with the highest traditions of the Chaplain Corps and of the United States Naval Service.

The information contained in this profile was compiled from various intenet sources.

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 Duty Stations/ Advancement Schools
Chaplains SchoolNaval Hospital Camp Lejeune, NCCOMSEVENTHFLTNaval Construction Force (NCF)
US Navy
  1943-1943, 410X, Chaplains School
  1943-1944, 410X, Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, NC
  1944-1945, 410X, Commander, Cruiser Destroyer Group, 7th Fleet, COMSEVENTHFLT
  1945-1945, 410X, 88th Naval Construction Battalion
  1945-1945, 410X, NAVSTA Leyte, PI
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Aug 14, 1924, Entered the Jesuits
  Jun 21, 1936, Ordained as Catholic priest
  Mar 22, 1943, Commisssioned as Lieutenant Junior Grade
  Jun 01, 1944, Promoted to Lieutenant
  Sep 11, 2018, General Photos1
 Military Association Memberships
United States Navy Memorial
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
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