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is honored on Panel 6W, Line 67 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Final Mission of SGT Robert A. Donnell II

    Posted on 7/21/17 - by
    On November 18, 1970, a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter CH-46D (tail number 154837) from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 263 (HMM-263) was tasked with an extraction mission of Marine reconnaissance teams in the Que Son Mountains, 7 miles southeast of An Hoa Air Field in Quang Nam Province, RVN. There were three teams in the field that required removal after a medic had broken a leg in a creek bed and two other Marines suffered from high fevers. The weather hampered the operation due to heavy cloud cover. Escorted by UH-1 gunships, the CH-46 descended into the clouds and successfully extracted the first two teams. It later returned to extract the third team by SPIE rigging. As the aircraft pulled away in the foggy conditions from the pick-up zone with the third team dangling beneath, it impacted into a mountain. There were no survivors. The lost crew included aircraft commander 1LT Orville C. Rogers Jr., pilot 1LT James E. Stolz Jr., crew chief SGT Robert A. Donnell II, and gunners LCPL Richard R. Buttry and CPL Enver Bajin. The lost passengers/recon team members were HM2 Russell G. Daniels, LCPL David V. Delozier, 1LT Cleveland R. Harvey, LCPL Gary D. Hudson, LTC William G. Leftwich Jr., CPL Randall P. Manela, LCPL Charles A. Pope Jr., CPL John F. Stockman, LCPL Robert E. Tucker, and CPL Fernando Villasana. [Taken from and; image from]
  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 11/18/13 - by A Marine, USMC, Vietnam
    Semper Fi Sergeant.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/29/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SGT Robert A DonnellII, 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
  • Remembered

    Posted on 4/13/13

    Rest in peace with the warriors.

  • A Good Friend

    Posted on 11/9/11 - by C
    Your friendship is cherished by those who knew you
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The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

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