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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 Battalion.

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.


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