In Memory of
David Cedar Boy
Bullhead, South Dakota
September 13, 1908 -- April 18, 1943
Killed in Action at New Guinea
Boy was born September 13, 1908, at Bullhead, South Dakota, to James and Susan
Cedar Boy. He had a sister, Mary. Before he entered the service, David worked
for the Indian Road Department at Bullhead.
Boy entered active service at Fort Meade, South Dakota. After he was trained,
Pfc. Cedar Boy was sent overseas to the Pacific theater as part of the 43rd
Class David Cedar Boy was killed in action on April 18, 1943, in New Guinea. The
telegram from the War Department to Davidís sister read:
The Secretary of War desires me to express his deep regret that
Private First Class David Cedar Boy died April 18 in Southwest Pacific Area.
Although originally buried in New
Guinea, David Cedar Boyís remains were returned to the United States and he was
reburied locally after the war. Because his mother had died in 1936 and his
father in 1948, his only living heir was Mary (Cedar Boy) Brave Crow of
This entry was respectfully submitted by a student at
McLaughlin High School, McLaughlin, South Dakota. Information for this entry was
provided by an application for a SD veteranís bonus payment.