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is honored on Panel 16E, Line 46 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Lloyd Kuehn- Rememered By His Family

    Posted on 8/23/17
    The following is from the 1996 book THE FACES BEHIND THE NAMES The Vietnam War. The book was written and compiled by Don Ward. Hundreds of Minnesota soldiers killed in action in Vietnam were profiled and pictured in the book. The stories were told by family members. In the words of Lloyd Kuehn's Mother:

    Army Specialist Four
    Born: November 9, 1946
    Died: March 9, 1967

    Lloyd Martin Kuehn was born November 9, 1946, to Martin and Violia (Letourneau) Kuehn. He lived on a dairy farm in Withrow, Minnesota, and was the oldest of seven children: Barbara, Larry, Mark, Daniel, Kevin, and Laurie.
    Lloyd loved living on a farm and always wanted to help with chores. He had a little pail that he would use to pick the eggs with. When he got older, he worked for a neighbor on their dairy farm. When Lloyd was 18, he bought 40 acres of land close to his father and mother's farm, hoping that someday he would become a farmer.
    Lloyd went to the Withrow School, which is a small country school for grades one through six. He then went to Stillwater High School, where he was very active in FFA (Future Farmers of America), for six years. Lloyd then earned his State Farm degree in his junior year of high school. He was also a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Stillwater, and had been a member of the Catholic Aid Society since 1948. Lloyd graduated from high school in 1964, and was still working on the neighbor's dairy farm when he was drafted into the Army in December of 1965 at the age of 19.
    Lloyd was with the 3rd Battalion, 12th Infantry, 4th Infantry Division as senior radar operator, and also occasionally served as a rifleman in combat.
    He was a good son who wrote home just about every day. Sometimes it wasn't much, but just to tell us that he was all right. He tried to call every other Sunday to see how everything was going at home. On the other Sundays, he would try to call Grandma Letourneau when he was in the States. He came home as much as possible, and was very much missed by everyone when he left. In one of Lloyd's letters home, he said that it didn't look very good over there in Vietnam. That was when it happened.
    Shortly after midnight on March 9, 1967, Lloyd was killed in combat. Specialist 4E Lloyd Kuehn was awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.
    He is missed and loved by everyone.

    Violia Kuehn, mother of Lloyd Kuehn
  • Lloyd Martin Kuehn

    Posted on 3/21/16 - by
    Fun memories of football played at your grandma L's house in White Bear Lake. You were always a gentle guy. We were sad of the news when you died. Thank you for fighting for my freedom. Peace & Love from Snowball (Gail Gilson Benjamin.
  • Peace with Honor

    Posted on 5/21/15 - by Bob Ahles, Vietnam Vet, St. Cloud, Minnesota
    You were one of the brave that answered the call. You honored us by your service and sacrifice. We now honor you each time we stand and sing the words “THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE”. Rest in Peace and Honor Lloyd.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 3/10/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 Lloyd Martin Kuehn, 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.

    With respect, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • We Remember

    Posted on 9/10/12 - by Robert Sage

    Lloyd is buried at St Michael's Cemetery, Bay Port,MN. BSM PH

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