In Memory of U S Army Private First Class
Myron Dale Kjellerson
Huron, South Dakota, Beadle County
June 24, 1950 -- June 10, 1969
Killed in Action in South Vietnam
Myron Dale Kjellerson was born on June 24, 1950, at Huron,
South Dakota, to Roland and Iva May (Boone) Kjellerson. He had
two brothers, Carl and Alan Kjellerson. Myron attended Huron
High School and graduated in 1968. Myron liked to race cars and
belonged to the James Valley Racing Club.
Myron Kjellerson entered the US Army on September 6, 1968, at
Sioux Falls, South Dakota. After his training, Myron was sent
overseas, commencing his tour of Vietnam on April 20, 1969, as a
Private First Class in the 73rd Company of the 19th Engineers
Private First Class Myron Dale Kjellerson was killed in
action in the Province of Binh Dinh, Vietnam, on June 10, 1969.
He was just two weeks shy of his 19th birthday. His body was
returned to the United States, and he was buried with military
honors at the Rest Lawn Memory Garden in Huron. During the
funeral service, the minister said,
We must struggle to assure all men of
their freedom. We have a mandate from Myron to move out into
the world with a light that will bring understanding which
man has been reaching for but has been unable to find. Letís
take up the torch of life and build in our society a
memorial of hope, honor, dignity, and peace.
It is believed that only Myronís brother, Carl, survives him.
This entry was respectfully submitted by Gabriel Kent, 8th
grader, Spearfish Middle School, Spearfish, SD, on October 14,
2005. Information for this entry provided by the Daily
Plainsman 6/16/69, 6/22/69, 6/25/69 issues and a Vietnam
veterans bonus application. P/S/F/A on 5/18/06. CC on 5/31/06.