Gary N. Myran, #348, 1954 – 1990

Gary N. Myran, Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Click image for virtual memorial information.

Known as “Gopher” to his 20th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron mates, Captain Gary Myran died following a mid-air collision with another F-4E Phantom II during a training flight over Death Valley, California.

Kirk Hall, Sr. writes:

“Capt. Gary Myran was a member of the former Skyhawk Sqdn. of Minnesota Wing, and a respected member of CAP. We came up thru the cadet ranks together and became best friends. He was best man at my wedding, and I at his. He was married at the time of his death, and had one daughter, I am her Godfather. Besides being a friend and a mentor, Gary exemplified the spirit of the CAP and became an Air Force F-4 Weapon Systems Officer. He was killed during a training accident on July 26th, 1990, and buried at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minnesota. He was posthumously awarded the Meritorious Service Medal.”

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  1. Karl Eisbach - Oct 27, 2013

    I would like to contact Mr Hall and learn some more about Capt Myran. If I am not mistaken Capt Myran and I were Cadets at the University of Minnesota AFROTC Det 415. I was a CAP cadet from Rochester prior to my Air Force career. Capt Myran was a real inspiration to many of us.

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    Mike Hower - Mar 14, 2014

    Virtual memorial link:

    (Courtesy of Mike Taylor, #103)

  3. Gail Lofdahl - Jan 05, 2015

    To whoever photographed Gary Myran’s headstone, thanks. When I visit his grave site, I find it much more easily by orienting myself on the tree shown in the picture.

    I knew him from Skyhawk CAP Squadron, and we occasionally crossed paths in the Air Force as commissioned officers. (I’m of course retired now.) And yes, he was in Detachment 415 at the University of Minnesota.

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