“THOMAS BOYLE WAS A MARINE”
by Sharon Rondeau
Mrs. Boyle’s letter is the second of its kind generated by her quest for answers regarding the cause of her husband’s death at FOB Kandahar on June 19, 2012. Based on eyewitness accounts from several who were present that day, a second autopsy Mrs. Boyle commissioned, and a subsequent ballistics analyst’s opinion of her husband’s wounds, Mrs. Boyle has concluded that the military’s vague assertion that her husband was killed by enemy fire that morning is inaccurate.
She has likened his death to that of the late Army Ranger Pat Tillman, who was killed by “friendly fire” in 2004. Initially, the Army told Tillman’s family that he was killed by an insurgent attack.
The video series Mrs. Boyle produced about her saga to find the truth referenced in the letter is here.
In her letter, she asks the Trump administration to “declassify” the report she believes the military has in its possession which contains the truth about how her husband died.
A highly-decorated Vietnam War veteran and 30-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, Mr. Boyle wanted to make a contribution after 9/11 and settled on civilian contracting. In that capacity, he used his skills to teach policing in Iraq and Afghanistan.