WWII Hero Honored

(BOISE) –Army National Guard Captain Thomas Hoyne left Idaho to fight in World War II and never came back. But he was not forgotten. Monday in Boise, Hoyne was posthumously honored with the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star for heroism, the Silver Star for gallantry in battle and other honors. His son, Mike, grandson and great-grandson received the honors from U.S. Sen. Jim Risch who told KTVB it was a great feeling to honor someone so deserving. Thomas Hoyne was a bus driver in Boise when he enlisted. He was fighting in the Phillipines on Christmas Eve 1944 when he died after ordering his wounded comrades to turn back as he went on to attack a machine gunner’s nest.  He is buried in the Phillipines.