In Memory Of
Army 1st Lt.
Boyd Isaac Antes
Winner, South Dakota
October 27, 1912 – March 24, 1945
Killed in Action in Luzon in the Philippines
Boyd I. Antes was born to his parents, Henry and Sophia Antes, on October 27,
1912, at Jordan in Tripp County of South Dakota. He attended Jordon County
School through the eighth grade. He then went to Winner High School and
graduated from there in 1930. After high school Boyd worked at Omaha Cold
Storage. Later he became a partner of the Beaulieu and Ineck Hardware Store in
Winner. His brother Frank remembers that Boyd was “a very hard worker and did a
good job with anything he attempted.”
Boyd Antes was drafted into the Army in on
April 1, 1942, at Fort Crook, Nebraska, and trained at Ft. Leonard Wood. He
also trained at Camp Barkeley, Texas and Fort Benning, Georgia, where he was
commissioned as a Second Lieutenant. He was promoted to a First Lieutenant on
November 16, 1943.
Antes was sent overseas on July 5, 1943. He
was stationed in Luzon Island in the Philippines. Army 1st Lt. Boyd
Antes was leading an anti-tank platoon when he was killed in action at Luzon on
March 24, 1945, while serving as a member of Headquarters Company, 2nd
Battalion, 136th Infantry Regiment.
Having served for 37 months, Boyd Antes received many decorations including
the Purple Heart and Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Ribbon. After the war, his body
was sent back to Winner, South Dakota, and was buried on September 1, 1948, in
the Winner Cemetery, where now his parents and his brother, Fred, a WW II
veteran, are also buried.
entry was respectfully submitted by Alex Duex, 8th Grade West,
Spearfish Middle School, Spearfish, South Dakota, November 4, 2000. Information
for this entry was provided by Frank Antes, Yankton, South Dakota, brother of
Boyd I. Antes.