The Celts developed the making of iron swords in Hallstadt around 800 BC and used them to invade Ireland. The earliest written record of Boylan military service is from Ireland: 1179 - Defeat and slaughter [were inflicted] on the English, of Ceanannas by Maol Ruanaidh Baoigheallain (King of Dartraighe), with a force of the Dartraighe (Annals of Ulster?)
1754 - 1763 The French & Indian war
1775 - 1783 The American Revolutionary War
The War of 1812
1861 - 1865 Civil War
1914 - 1918 World War I
1939 - 1945 World War II
1950 - 1953 Korean War
1965-1972 Viet Nam
1983 Invasion of Granada
1991 - Date The Iraq Wars
Boylans are peaceful folk. Those who labour to keep the peace deserve just as much honor as those who fight to regain it.
The pics on this page intended to be generic historical icons. They are in public domain and do not depict any particular Boylan in action.