In Memory of
Army Private First Class
Herbert Allan Chase
Fedora, South Dakota
Miner County
July 22, 1917 – April 19, 1945
Died Non-Battle at Lake Charles, Louisiana

Herbert Allan Chase

Herbert Allan Chase was born July 22, 1917, at Luverne, Iowa, to Christian and Rosa Chase. The family later moved to Fedora, Miner County, South Dakota. Before entering the service, Herbert worked for his father and also in Algona, Iowa.

On August 21, 1942, Herbert Chase entered active service at Ft. Snelling, Minnesota. After training, Pfc. Chase was attached to the military police at a prisoner of war camp at Camp Polk, Louisiana.

Private First Class Herbert Chase, Guard Detachment, 1880th Service Command Unit, died on April 19, 1945, at Lake Charles, Louisina, of “a gunshot wound.” His body was returned to South Dakota and a funeral and military burial were held at Fedora.

At the time of his death, Herbert had three brothers serving overseas.

This entry was respectfully submitted by Sheila Hansen, Fallen Sons State Coordinator, Spearfish, SD.  Information for this entry was provided by an application for a SD veteran’s bonus payment and by the Daily Republic, 4/30/45 issue.