Plymouth County

Chief Petty Officer Tom Boyle





Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Boyle have received word from their son, Tom Boyle, that he is now on board the U.S.S. Stringham. At the time the letter was written they were in Charleston, N.C., thought they are probably on the way to an unannounced destination by now, as they expected to leave the next day. This news sets at rest the previous belief that young Boyle was on the Arizona in Pearl Harbor during the Jap attack.

Source:  LeMars Globe-Post, December 11, 1941


Tom Boyle, Chief Petty Officer, is enjoying a 30-day leave in the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Pat Boyle. Tom has not been home for over two years and most of that time he has been in the South Pacific. The last time he left port he was on an auxiliary transport and was out for 17 months. He has been in the Navy for eight and a half years. He will report at the receiving station on Treasure Island at the end of his leave.

Source: LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel, February 2, 1945

Chief Petty Officer Thomas Boyle arrived back at Treasure Island after spending a 30-day leave in the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Boyle.

Source: LeMars Globe-Post, February 26, 1945