Rank: Technician Fifth Grade
Unit: Troop C, 36th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, 11th Cavalry Group (Mecz)
Awards: Purple Heart Medal
Date of birth: 20-Jun-1922
Hometown: Barnes County, North Carolina
Marital status: Single, without dependents. Parents: Benjamin Olson (BO) Kjelland and Anna Christina [Peterson] Kjelland.
Campaign: World War II
Date of casualty: 8-Apr-1945
Age at death: 22
Cause of death: Killed in action.
Location of fatality: Ricklingen, Germany
Place of interment: Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial, Margraten, Limburg, Netherlands