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Published February 06, 2014, 12:00 AM

Albert J. Myers

Albert J. Myers, 66, Fargo, ND died Wed., Feb. 5, 2014 at Rosewood on Broadway, Fargo.

Albert Joseph Myers was born June 30, 1947 to Thomas C. and Rita (Miller) Myers in Poughkeepsie, NY. He attended St. Peter’s Parochial School, where he was an active member and altar boy. He also attended Our Lady of the Lourdes High School, graduating in 1966. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and attended Naval Hospital Corpsman School, Great Lakes, IL. He was sent to Vietnam in May 1967; in the midst of battle Al was injured while attempting to rescue injured marines. After his time in the jungle he assisted in setting up a children’s hospital in Dang Ha, Vietnam with the Third Marine Division.

Albert J. Myers

Albert J. Myers, 66, Fargo, ND died Wed., Feb. 5, 2014 at Rosewood on Broadway, Fargo.

Albert Joseph Myers was born June 30, 1947 to Thomas C. and Rita (Miller) Myers in Poughkeepsie, NY. He attended St. Peter’s Parochial School, where he was an active member and altar boy. He also attended Our Lady of the Lourdes High School, graduating in 1966. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and attended Naval Hospital Corpsman School, Great Lakes, IL. He was sent to Vietnam in May 1967; in the midst of battle Al was injured while attempting to rescue injured marines. After his time in the jungle he assisted in setting up a children’s hospital in Dang Ha, Vietnam with the Third Marine Division.

He was discharged in 1970 and utilized the GI bill to attend NDSU. He then went on to UND and was accepted into the Physical Therapy Program. This field was a great passion for Al as he loved caring for and rehabilitating adults and especially children.

Al worked with F-M Ambulance and taught CPR classes for the American Heart Association. Al had several hobbies and talents- a great artist, author, and poet. His book Man Kind, Man Unkind was published in 2011, an autobiography of his tour in Vietnam.

Al is survived by his wife, June; children, Aryca (Win), MN, Andrew (Sophie), MI, Chad (Lynn), MI, Jeannine (Margaret), MN; grandchildren, Chloe, Ana, Audrey, Alexandra, Jacob, Isabel, Austin and Lula Than; siblings, Thomas, OH, Doug, NY, Barbara, NY, Tammy, OR, and Elizabeth, NY; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to ND Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org/mnnd/) and Peace Trees Vietnam (www.peacetreesvietnam.org).

Visitation: Thursday, February 6, 2014 from 5 to 7 PM with a prayer service at 7 PM at West Funeral Home, West Fargo, ND.

Funeral:Friday at 10:30 AM at St. Leo’s Catholic Church, Casselton, ND with visitation one hour prior.

Interment: Arlington National Cemetery.

westfuneralhome.com

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