Post 518 Veteran of the Month – Tech Sergeant Lloyd A. Danbury
NORTH MANKATO, MINN. — The Flag flying from this site is flown in honor of Tech Sergeant Lloyd A. Danbury from April 4, 2015 to May 2, 2015 by North Mankato American Legion Post 518.
They will honor Army Tech Sergeant Lloyd A. Danbury Rudolf from, raising colors in his honor for the month as our new Veteran of the Month honoree. (See ceremony details below).
Lloyd Alfred Danberry was born on September 10, 1919 to Alfred and Mary Danberry in Jamestown Township, Blue Earth County, Minnesota. He attended District 133 Country School. On June 1, 1944 Lloyd married Frances Irene Rheaume at St. Anne’s Church in LeSueur, Minnesota. They made their home in Mankato, Minnesota. Lloyd worked at Minnesota Service Station, Carney Rock Wool and as a house painter and in 1948 he began working for REA, which became Frost-Benco Electric where he retired after 34 years. After this he worked for the Village of Kasota doing line work for another 20 years.
Lloyd enjoyed fishing, traveling and helping some of his children remodel and rewire their homes. He was very proud of his military service and was very involved with veterans organizations and reunions of the 532nd Engineers. He was a life member of American Legion Post 11, VFW Post 9713, Mankato DAV Chapter 10, Mankato Eagles Club Aerie 269 and a 60 year member of IBEW Local 160.
Lloyd Danberry began service by joining the US Army on May 2, 1942. He had his basic training at Ft. Lewis, Washington and then trained as a Combat Engineer and was sent to the South Pacific where he was wounded in combat on the beach at Lei, New Guinea. He attained the rank of Tech Sergeant E-5 and was awarded the Expert Rifleman Badge, Good Conduct medal, Purple Heart, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal and 1 Bronze Service Star. Tech Sgt Lloyd A. Danberry was discharged from the US Army on December 5, 1944.
Lloyd is survived by his: Children- Judy (Leo) Voss, Joyce (Carl) Specht, Keith (Gloria) Danberry, Wayne (Laurie) Danberry, Carol (Rick) Drummer, Lyle (Cheryl) Danberry, Owen (Kim) Danberry and Ann (Craig) Trusty; 18 Grandchildren; 21 Great Grandchildren; Sister – Shirley (Henry) Torgerson; Sisters in Law –Marietta Wolf and Pat Rheaume; Many Nieces, Nephews, Extended Family and Friends.
Tech Sergeant Lloyd A. Danberry passed away on April 5, 2010 at Pathstone Living Center in Mankato, Minnesota and is buried in Calvary cemetery in Mankato.
At the request of the family, a veteran’s coffin flag is raised & flown for one month. A short tribute of the veteran is read and then placed in a display stand in front of the flagpole.
At the next month’s ceremony, the flag is lowered, folded and presented back to the family. The new honoree’s coffin flag will then be received from the new family, unfolded and raised for the next month.
Families of deceased, honorably discharged veterans or POW/MIA’s who desire these honors should call Mark Conrad (507-380-8405) or Post 518 (507-625-1264)
The Veteran does not need to have been a member of any service club or to have lived in our area – Only the requirements listed above.
(NOTE: The coffin flag is removed after the ceremony and replaced by an all weather flag, to ensure that no damage is done to the coffin flag. The coffin flag is raised prior to the next ceremony. If the family does not want to use the coffin flag, we will have a flag available to present for the ceremony.)