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Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Sergeant First Class 1
Birth:
19 Jun 1925 2
Death:
28 Dec 2008 2
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Full Name:
Leon Boykin 2
Birth:
19 Jun 1925 2
Death:
28 Dec 2008 2
Residence:
Last Residence: Huttig, AR 2
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World War II 1

Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Sergeant First Class 1
Service Start Date:
1943 1
Service End Date:
1945 1

World War II 1

Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Sergeant 1
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Social Security:
Card Issued: Unknown Code (PE) 2

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OBITUARY: Leon Boykin, 83, of Huttig, passed away Dec. 28, 2008, at Saint Francis Hospital in Monroe, La. Mr. Boykin was born June 19, 1925, to Azariah Boykin and Ada (Knight) Boykin. He was preceded by his parents; his loving wife, Sybil (Irwin) Boykin; and his son-in-law, Mark Gibson. Survivors include four sons, Byron Boykin and his wife, Kathey, of West Monroe, Roger Boykin and his wife, Ann of Sibley, La., Carl Boykin and his wife Tammy, of El Dorado, and Curtis Boykin and his wife, Pam, of Huttig; and two daughters, Karen McKnight and her husband Terry, and Judy Gibson. Mr. Boykin worked at the Manville Sawmill in Huttig for 25 years in the log yard. When he wasn't farming, he enjoyed dancing at the Senior Center. He was a joker who never met a stranger and enjoyed life to its fullest. He served his country in Company B, Third Armory 197 Division Infantry, also known as "The Hell on Wheels" where he received a Purple Heart with two clusters and two Bronze Stars and a Valor of Victory metal. He was an expert marksman. Honoring him by serving as pallbearers are Byron Boykin, Roger Boykin, Carl Boykin, Curtis Boykin, Terry McKnight and Dennis Scott. Visitation will be held from 6 until 9 p.m. today at Perry's Funeral Chapels in El Dorado. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Harper Springs Baptist in Huttig with the Revs. Ron Charrier and Byron Boykin officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Old Lapile Cemetery, 712 Bolding Road, Huttig, AR 71747. (El Dorado News-Times, 12/30/2008)

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