Brendan Hyland, MIA/KIA

Private Hyland Killed In Action in South Korea

(Jan. 4, 1951) – Private Brendan P. Hyland, son of Margaret and Peter Hyland of 129 Chestnut Street, Belleville, N.J., was killed in action in Korea last July.

Private Hyland, a field artillery cannoneer, was killed in action while fighting the enemy along the Kum River, South Korea, on July 20, 1950.

The 19-year-old soldier had previously been listed as missing in action, he was declared killed in action after one year.  His remains were unrecovered.

A veteran of two years’ service, Pvt. Hyland was attached to the 11th Field Artillery Battalion, 24th Infantry Division.

Pvt. Hyland was awarded the Purple Heart, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean War Service Medal.

Born in Newark in 1931, Hyland was educated in St. Patrick’s and St. Michael’s schools. His family has resided here since May of last year. A brother, Donald, served in Germany with the Army.

Pvt. Hyland is memorialized in a family plot at Holy Cross Cemetery and Mausoleum

North Arlington, Bergen County, New Jersey.

Brendan Hyland headstone, MIA-KIA, Korean War, Find A Grave Kelly V photo



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Pvt. Brendan Hyland of Chestnut Street Killed in July Battle - Jan. 4, 1951, Belleville Times

Honor States

Source Information U.S., Korean War Casualties, 1950-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2005.

Original data: National Archives and Records Administration. Korean Conflict Casualty File, 1/1/1950-2/7/1957 [Archival Database]; Records of Military Personnel Who Died as a Result of Hostilities During the Korean War, ca. 1977-11/1979; Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Record Group 330; National Archives at College Park, College Park, MD.

Korean War Casualty File, 2/13/1950-12/31/1953 [Archival Database]; Records on Korean War Dead and Wounded Army Casualties, 1950-1970; Records of the Adjutant General's Office, Record Group 407; National Archives at College Park, College Park, MD.

Year: 1940; Census Place: Newark, Essex, New Jersey; Roll: m-t0627-02413; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 25-82 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2012.

Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls.

U.S., Korean War Casualties, 1950-1957

U.S., Headstone and Interment Records for U.S., Military Cemeteries on Foreign Soil, 1942-1949

U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current

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