Myrl Mahaney was asked by the government to join the Army in July of 1951 at the age of 19, and was assigned to be a classified correspondence clerk. He went to Korea from March of 1952 to March of 1953, and did not have any combat experiences.
Upon his return, Myrl graduated from Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD, his hometown. His career was in the food business, working for SuperValu, and Dairy Queen.
He currently resides in Prior Lake, and has been very active in the VFW for the past 16 years.