In Memory of
U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Britton, South Dakota
Marshall County

1925-- September 4, 1950
Killed in Action in South Korea


(Unknown date of death is incorrect)

Lee William Langeberg was born in 1925 in Victor Township, Britton, South Dakota to Mr. and Mrs. Albert Langeberg. He was the youngest of thirteen kids who were raised at educated in the Britton area. Lee married Helen Gritten, and they had two children, Lee Jr., and Terry Lewis. Many in the Langeberg family had left South Dakota, including Lee’s mother, who moved to Oregon. Two brothers remained: Albert, Jr. and Arthur were still living in South Dakota at the time of Lee’s death.

Sergeant First Class Lee William Langeberg first entered the Army and served more than two years in WW II and then returned to the United States and was stationed last at Fort Lewis, Washington, before going overseas again as a member of the 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. His wife and kids returned to Britton when SFC Langeberg went overseas for the final time.

Sergeant First Class Lee William Langeberg was killed in battle against the enemy in South Korea on September 4, 1950. Sgt. Langeberg died serving his country courageously. His body was later returned to his home in Britton. He was buried with military honors at the Britton Cemetery. It should be noted that Lee Langeberg is officially listed as a casualty of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, for reasons unknown.

This entry was respectfully submitted by Lex Kinghorn, 8th grade, Spearfish Middle School, Spearfish, South Dakota on May 21, 2004. Information was supplied by the American Battle Monument Commission, South Dakota National Guard Museum, and obituaries from local South Dakota newspapers. No family contacts made.