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is honored on Panel 26E, Line 111 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank You

    Posted on 5/30/18 - by Lucy Micik
    Dear WO James Donahue,
    Thank you for your service as an Utility & Light Cargo Single Rotor Helicopter Pilot. May 30 was the original Memorial Day, and we remember all you who gave their all. It has been too long, and it's about time for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
  • Home Town Hero and Good Guy

    Posted on 8/30/17 - by Peter Burchard
    Beautiful montage painting of Jim in grade school classroom at St. Mary's in DesPlaines, IL. Jim was in uniform at our home weeks before he headed to war and duty. I was 12. Bless his family - he was a wonderful human. We think of him often.
  • WO James T Donahue Jr.

    Posted on 8/31/16 - by Sebastian James Rufrano
    Huey Black Widow 122. Last insertion of GI's that day. WO Donahue flying. GI's on skids 150 ft to land. Small arms from village. Gi's wounded - WO Donahue / neck wound. 122 shutter, losses hydraulics WO / Captain Setzer takes control.
    Lands @ Cu Chi in control skid crash. I and crew chief Haber remove WO Donahue to our 6's Huey, Taken to Hospital, Last time we see him alive, later dies. Have to thank Bob Setzer saving Gi's , Haber and myself.
    Door Gunner / Sebastian James ( Jim ) Rufrano
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 9/19/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear WO James T Donahue Jr, 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
  • Final Mission of WO1 James T. Donahue Jr.

    Posted on 12/15/12 - by

    WO1 James “Jim” T. Donahue Jr. was flying co-pilot during an 'Eagle Flight' insertion into a village in III Corps in the number two ship of a flight of five. This flight was one many that day. We did not prep the area since it was adjacent to a village. On short final our flight was fired on by VC using AK-47s. At this point our gunships and door gunners opened up. I was Chalk 3. I remember Jim's aircraft commander declaring an emergency--co-pilot hit. He was at a high hover for some time before exiting. He flew to Cu Chi where Jim was pronounced dead due to a wound received in the neck. Details were provided by our Company Commander, MAJ McWorter. A memorial service was held in a chapel at our base camp at Dau Tieng. (From Alex Vieglais, Black Widow 40, 5 July 1996) [Taken from]

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