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is honored on Panel 18E, Line 61 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Semper Fi, Marine.

    Posted on 4/21/14 - by A Marine, USMC, Vietnam
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 12/11/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear LCPL Lanny Ray Krage, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • 10 foot tall and bullet proof

    Posted on 4/21/13 - by Kim Buntrock

    Lanny was a big kid That's how I remember him He was different than the other big kids cause he would always take time to toss a football or participate in some other activity that I thought was cool because he did it with me iwas thinking of you today Lanny turns out it is the anniversary of your passing thank you for your sacrifice and for the attention you gave me when I was one of the little kids I will always remember you as being 10 foot tall and bullet proof See you soon my friend

  • We Remember

    Posted on 12/22/09 - by Robert Sage
    Lanny is buried at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Aberdeen, SD. PH
  • An American hero

    Posted on 2/6/08 - by Arnold M. Huskins
    Taken from the memorial website:

    On January 31, 1947, Lanny Ray Krage was born to Emil and Irene Krage. He had one brother, Wayne Krage. Born in Aberdeen but raised in Columbia, Lanny enjoyed playing football, riding horses, and participating in all rodeo events. Lanny attended Columbia High School, and after he graduated in 1965, he went on to college at South Dakota State University for one semester.

    In December of 1965, Lanny enlisted in the Marine Corps and entered active service on March 6, 1966. After his basic training at Camp Pendleton, California, and being stationed briefly at Parris Island, South Carolina, Krage was sent overseas on October 21, 1966, to Da Nang, Vietnam as part of Company F, 1 Marines, 1 Marine Division.

    Marine Lance Corporal Lanny Krage was killed in action in Vietnam on April 21, 1967, when, according to Lanny’s brother, “Many fine Marines lost their lives that day.” The body of Lanny Krage was returned to the United States and after a service at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Columbia, he was buried with military honors at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Aberdeen.

    LCPL Lanny Krage is currently survived by his mother, Irene Krage, and his brother, Wayne. Lanny’s father, Emil, a decorated veteran of WW II, passed away in 1996. One of Wayne’s sons, Lanny’s nephew, bears his name: Lanny Ray Krage.

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