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SP4 Larry Clarence Kyar

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SP4 Larry Clarence Kyar

Birth
Death
28 Mar 1968 (aged 24)
Vietnam
Burial
Sleepy Eye, Brown County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID
17377749 View Source

Sp/4 Larry Kyar, 24, Rural Hanska, was killed in action Thursday, according to the word received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Kyar, Saturday.
Larry entered the army May 9, 1967, and had been in Vietnam for six months with the armored cavalry.
Larry was a native of Sleepy Eye, Minnesota.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Kyar, route 1, Hanska, have been awarded the following awards posthumously in honor of their deceased son. Sp/4 Larry Kyar. He was killed March 28, 1968, in Vietnam.
They were given the Bronze Star Medal with the following citation:
For heroism in connection with military actions involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam:
Specialist Four Kyar distinguished himself by valorous actions on 28 March 1968, while serving as a machine gunner on an armored cavalry assault vehicle with Troop L, 3rd Squadron, 11th armored Cavalry Regiment, on a reconnaissance in force mission near Duc Hoa, Vietnam. When his platoons armored column was taken under heavy fire by enemy anti- tank, automatic and semt-automatic weapons, several of the crewmen on Specialist Kyar's track were hit and wounded. He immediately applied first aid to the casualties, radioed for a medical evacuation helicopter, and then climbed atop the armored cavalry assault vehicle to man his machine gun. Completely disregarding his own personal safety, Specialist Kyar directed a heavy volume of fire in all directions to suppress the onrushing insurgents who were trying to overrun his disabled vehicle. Specialist Kyar successfully kept the enemy at bay until his wounded comrades could be evacuated and a new driver installed. As the vehicle began to maneuver out of the hazardous zone of fire, Specialist Kyar was struck and killed by an enemy bullet. Specialist Four Kyar's personal bravery and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.
Other awards presented to the Kyar family were the Purple Heart, Good Conduct medal, the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Ribbon, Combat Infantryman badge himself Expert Badge with Rifle Bar.


Sp/4 Larry Kyar, 24, Rural Hanska, was killed in action Thursday, according to the word received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Kyar, Saturday.
Larry entered the army May 9, 1967, and had been in Vietnam for six months with the armored cavalry.
Larry was a native of Sleepy Eye, Minnesota.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Kyar, route 1, Hanska, have been awarded the following awards posthumously in honor of their deceased son. Sp/4 Larry Kyar. He was killed March 28, 1968, in Vietnam.
They were given the Bronze Star Medal with the following citation:
For heroism in connection with military actions involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam:
Specialist Four Kyar distinguished himself by valorous actions on 28 March 1968, while serving as a machine gunner on an armored cavalry assault vehicle with Troop L, 3rd Squadron, 11th armored Cavalry Regiment, on a reconnaissance in force mission near Duc Hoa, Vietnam. When his platoons armored column was taken under heavy fire by enemy anti- tank, automatic and semt-automatic weapons, several of the crewmen on Specialist Kyar's track were hit and wounded. He immediately applied first aid to the casualties, radioed for a medical evacuation helicopter, and then climbed atop the armored cavalry assault vehicle to man his machine gun. Completely disregarding his own personal safety, Specialist Kyar directed a heavy volume of fire in all directions to suppress the onrushing insurgents who were trying to overrun his disabled vehicle. Specialist Kyar successfully kept the enemy at bay until his wounded comrades could be evacuated and a new driver installed. As the vehicle began to maneuver out of the hazardous zone of fire, Specialist Kyar was struck and killed by an enemy bullet. Specialist Four Kyar's personal bravery and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.
Other awards presented to the Kyar family were the Purple Heart, Good Conduct medal, the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Ribbon, Combat Infantryman badge himself Expert Badge with Rifle Bar.



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