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Capt. John J. Boyd

Capt John BoydCapt. John Boyd stands on the boardwalk at lifeguard headquarters next to the Beach Patrol’s jeep.

Capt. Boyd was a World War II Navy veteran. He lived for many years in Seaside Heights before moving to Pelican Island.

Did you know that Capt. Boyd played football with Temple University and participated in the first Sugar Bowl played in New Orleans during the 1930s? Or that Atlantic City High School, where he served as longtime football coach, named its football stadium after him?


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