Brendan Hyland

Private Hyland Killed In Action in South Korea

(Jan. 4, 1951) – Private Brendan Hyland of Chestnut Street 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. 

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

Hyland was awarded the Purple Heart posthumously.

Born in Newark, 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

Sources

American Battle Monuments Commission

 MISSING YOUTH IS SECOND KOREAN WAR CASUALTY

Pvt. Brendan Hyland of Chestnut Street Killed in July Battle

- Jan. 4, 1951, Belleville Times

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Belleville Sons Honor Roll

  A Place of Honor and Remembrance In the Home of the Brave

Belleville, New Jersey

Korean War

 

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