In Memory Of
Army 1st  Lt.
Boyd Isaac Antes
Winner, South Dakota
Tripp County
October 27, 1912 March 24, 1945
Killed in Action in Luzon in the Philippines                 

Boyd Isaac Antes

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.

This 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.