Peter Boylan, Jr. Enters Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame
On April 3, The Georgia Military Veteran’s Hall of Fame honored 16 men
by inducting them into their fold and unveiling the Hall of Fame
portraits. Inducted was 1961 graduate. Peter Boylan, Jr. MG retired. The ceremony is usually split into two parts over the course
of a full year, but it took place as one at Newtown Park in Johns Creek,
Georgia. The City of Johns Creek, the Johns Creek Veterans Association,
and the Georgia Military Veteran’s Hall of Fame all co-sponsored and
co-hosted this event.
Each inductee received were nominated and inducted for acts of service,
valor, or achievement.
Peter James Boylan, Jr. (VALOR) Major General, Army, Milledgeville. As a
Company Commander in Vietnam in three separate combat engagements, then
Captain Boylan’s courage, even when wounded and while under unrelenting
enemy fire, caused his men to courageously respond to his undaunted
bravery and the subsequent defeat of numerically superior forces. After
the military, he became the President of Georgia Military College
resulting in GMC experiencing renewed prestige and growth and while he
always emphasized his motto of, “Character Above All”. Major General
Boylan’s combat awards include the Combat Infantryman Badge, Purple
Heart, two Bronze Star Medals for Valor and the Silver Star.