Lake County South Dakota
Arlin S. Bredeson was born in Lake County, South Dakota to Andrew and Mabel Bredeson. He went to school in Rutland. He married Huberta Swenson and they had three children. As a member of the 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Corporal Bredeson was taken prisoner of war while fighting the enemy in North Korea on December 1, 1950. Corporal Arlin S. Bredeson died while a prisoner of war on March 31, 1951. Among his awards were the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Prisoner of War Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.
Contributed by Christine Walters - Korean War Memorial