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  • Date of Birth:1/27/1946
  • Date of Casualty:1/5/1971
  • Home of Record:WASHINGTON
  • County of Record:DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
  • State:DC
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SSGT
  • Panel/Line:5W, 26
  • Casualty Province:KIEN GIANG


  • Date of Birth:12/3/1948
  • Date of Casualty:1/5/1971
  • Home of Record:TRACY
  • County of Record:SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY
  • State:CA
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SP5
  • Panel/Line:5W, 26
  • Casualty Province:PHUOC LONG


is honored on Panel 5W, Line 26 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 1/12/17 - by Dennis Wriston
    Chief Warrant Officer Donald Martin Cramer, Served with C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division.
  • A Fallen Condor

    Posted on 6/3/16
    Donald was assigned to C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry, 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile). If you are looking for more information regarding him, go to the C/2/17 Condor Alumni website and contact someone from that site. The link to the site is .
  • Final Mission of CW2 Donald M. Cramer

    Posted on 7/15/15 - by
    At 0210 hours on January 5, 1971, pilot CW2 Donald M. Cramer of a U.S. Army helicopter AH-1G (tail number 68-17083) from HHT, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, departed the Hue/Phu Bai Airfield on a training flight mission with SP4 Ronnie V. Rogers aboard. No contact was established after takeoff. When the aircraft failed to return within a reasonable time, efforts were made to establish radio contact. After checking all airfields and contact bases in the area, an aerial search was initiated at 1640 hours, and lasted until dark. On January 8th, SP4 Roger's body was found on the beach. The search shifted primarily into the coastline areas until about January 20th, with no sightings of the aircraft or of CW2 Cramer. Because it was determined that Rogers had drowned, it was assumed that the aircraft departed its destination (a fire base), and crashed into the South China Sea. CW2 Cramer was never found. He was listed as Missing in Action. [Taken from and]
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/10/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear CWO Donald Martin Cramer, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • If I should die...remembrances for CWO2 Donald Martin CRAMER, USA...St. Louis's bravest of heroes!!!

    Posted on 5/3/11 - by
    If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...JNerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.
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