Reuben Erland Young was the son of Esther and Victor Young. He was born and raised on a homestead near Bronco Creek. When World War II began, he joined the army in the Governor General’s Foot Guards and was killed in action on October 21, 1944 on the border of Belgium and Holland when the tank he was riding in was perforated by a self-propelled gun. A second Guardsmen was also killed and Sergeant T.B. Murray was injured.
This is the letter Sgt. Murray sent to Reuben Young’s mother after his death: