Sunday, January 18, 2009

Obituary: Daniel L. Meysembourg - Class of 1967

Pfc. Meysembourg
Killed in Action

Marine Pfc. David Daniel L. Meysembourg, 18, of 117 S. Marquette St., was killed in action March 11, in the area of Quang Tri, Vietnam.

Born in Rice Lake, he had lived in Madison for 17 years.

He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Meysembourg, who were notified Sunday of his death.

He joined the Marines in July 1967, and had been serving in Vietnam since Jan. 19.

He was a 1967 graduate of Madison Central High School and a member of St. Bernard's Catholic Church.

He is survived by his parents; three brothers, Jerry 2319 Milwaukee St.; Michael and David at home; a sister, Sandra, at home; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Theresia Oettinger, Rice Lake; paternal grandfather, John L. Meysembourg, Menomonee Falls.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Ryan Funeral Home, 2114 N. Sherman Ave.

Note: The above was originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on March 19, 1968. At that time, obituaries were still "news stories," written by newspaper staff, not families. Danny's name is listed incorrectly in the article. Below is a copy of the page from the March 30, 1968 issue of The Capital Times listing the date for the funeral (about halfway down the second column from the left). It has the correct name, the name listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. 

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