Myron F. Diduryk was born on July 15, 1938. He attended Saint Peter’s Prep and then Saint Peter’s College, where he joined the ROTC and became brigade commander. He was also a member of the precision military drill team Pershing Rifles. He graduated on June 5, 1960 with a Bachelor of Science in Physics. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in the United States Army, where he rose to the rank of major.   

During Diduryk’s first tour of duty in Vietnam, he played a key role in the battle of the Ia Drang, the first major battle of the Vietnam War. His exploits in that battle are described by General Hal Moore in his best-selling book We Were Soldiers Once and Young…, in which Moore describes Diduryk as "the finest battlefield company commander I had ever seen, bar none.”  The book was later turned into a feature movie starring Mel Gibson.

After his first tour of duty in Vietnam, Diduryk returned to Saint Peter’s College to described the battle of Ia Drang to the ROTC students, many of whom were inspired by what he said. Bob DiNicola '69 writes, “I remember that when I was a sophomore, Captain Diduryk came to our ROTC class in 1966 to describe in vivid detail his first-hand account of the battle of Ia Drang… I’ll never forget that story and that day, surely one of my most memorable at SPC.”

Diduryk returned as a major to Vietnam. On April 24, 1970, his battalion commander ordered his command helicopter to land and check out a North Vietnamese soldier who had been killed by the door gunner. As Major Diduryk emerged from his helicopter, he was struck in the stomach by a bullet in an attack by North Vietnamese soldiers. “Thus died one of the finest officers who fought in the Ia Drang.”

Major Diduryk is buried at Fort Benning Cemetery in Georgia. He is officially designated as "Killed in Action" by enemy small arms fire and was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart.  Subsequently, the Ukrainian American Veterans Post in South River, N.J., was named after Diduryk.

Other awards earned by Diduryk during the course of his service are: the National Defense Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medals, a Gallantry Cross with Gold Star, Gallantry Cross with Palm, two Silver Star Medals, two Bronze Star Medals, Air Medal with 24 total awards, Army Commendation Medal with V Device, Presidential Unit Citation, Senior Parachute Badge and a Combat Infantryman Badge.

Major Diduryk’s unit was 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division.