Fargo, ND— April 26, 2022 — The Fargo National Cemetery Volunteer Committee announces the third annual Memorial Day event on May 30, 2022, at 3 p.m. Silver Star Medal and Bronze Star Medal recipient Army Captain (retired) Chad A. Malmberg will give the keynote address. Regional Congressional delegations have been asked to make remarks as well as the governors of North Dakota and Minnesota.
This will be the first time this event will be in person since the opening of the Fargo National Cemetery.
Capt. (Retired) Chad A. Malmberg, received the Silver Star Medal for his heroism under fire when he served as a Staff Sergeant. He served as the Convoy Escort Team Commander that was assigned to Co A 2-135 IN, near AL Mahmudiyah, Iraq in January 2007 during Operation Iraqi Freedom 06-08, SSG Malmberg’s gallant actions and determined leadership allowed his convoy, trapped in an enemy ambush for nearly 50 minutes, to dominate a numerically superior enemy fighting from prepared positions, without a single member of the convoy being wounded or killed in action, or loss of a single vehicle.
The Fargo Memorial Honor Guard, Harwood American Legion Post 297, 119th ANG Cadet Squadron (Happy Hooligans Civil Air Patrol) and the Red River Veterans Band will take part in the Memorial Day Event.
Fargo National Cemetery is a Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) National Cemetery. The cemetery will eventually serve the burial needs of more than 30,000 Veterans, their spouses and eligible family members from the North Dakota and Western Minnesota region.
The Fargo National Cemetery Volunteer Committee is not affiliated with the United States Veteran Affairs, or the National Cemetery Administration and does not speak in any official capacity for the above-mentioned government entities.
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