BOYDSTUN, R. L. - S2/c USN - Texas

R. L. Boydstun S2c

R. L. Boydstun S2c

R. L. Boydstun

Seaman Second Class

R. L. Boydstun S2c

Memorial Wall

  • Branch: United States Navy
  • Service Number: 356 59 28
  • Rate: S2/c (Seaman Second Class)
  • Duties: Know naval drill duties, knots, steering and signaling. Stand watch and gunnery duties.
  • Enlisted: 3 June 1941
  • Place: Dallas, Texas
  • Onboard USS Arizona: 13 August 1941
  • From: NTS San Diego, California
  • Date of Birth: 14 June 1923
  • Place of Birth: Fort Worth, Texas
  • Hometown / State December 1941: Fort Worth, Texas
  • Next of Kin: Mr. Edgar Boydstun - Father
  • Address: 2803 Lula, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Parents: Edgar Boydstun and Verna Matlock
  • Cousin: Don Jasper Boydstun, also KIA USS Arizona
  • Note: According to corrected birth certificated, dated 16 February 1942 and submitted by his father, his birth name was R. L. Boydstun
  • Disposition: Unrecoverable – Among the 900+ souls still onboard the USS Arizona
  • Posthumous Awards: Purple Heart, American Defense Service Medal w/Fleet Clasp, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/Star, WWII Victory Medal

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