In Memory of
U.S. Army Corporal Hot Springs, South Dakota
Fall River County

March 12, 1932 -- June 3, 1952
Died from injuries in a car accident in Rochester, Minnesota

James Arthur Younglove was born on March 12, 1932, in Mt. Sterling, Illinois, to Clark and Martha (Becker) Younglove. James had one sister, Jean. James’ mother, his sister, and he moved to Hot Springs, South Dakota to live with and care for an aging relative. James attended elementary school in Hot Springs and graduated from Hot Springs High School in 1949.

Younglove joined the Army on December 5, 1949, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He was trained as an air compressor operator in Virginia and was then sent overseas with the 6th Armored Division and served in Korea. He returned to the United States in July of 1951, and was later stationed at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri.

U.S. Army Corporal James Younglove was involved in a car accident in Rochester, Minnesota, on June 2, 1952, while visiting his fiancé, Joan Whittle. He died the next day of his injuries. His body was returned to his hometown, and he was buried with military honors at Evergreen Cemetery in Hot Springs.

I will remember the service and sacrifice of U.S. Army Corporal James Arthur Younglove.

This entry was respectfully submitted by Rebecca Sachau, 8th Grade, Spearfish Middle School, Spearfish, South Dakota, May 25, 2004. Information for this entry was provided by South Dakota National Guard Museum, a newspaper clipping, and an application for a veteran’s bonus. Photo and profile approval provided by Jean (Younglove) Carkulis, Billings, MT.