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is honored on Panel 8W, Line 52 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembering a Childhood Friend

    Posted on 8/12/18 - by Brad Kelley
    Donnie was a close and dear childhood friend of mine. He lived one block over from me in Springfield, VA, and we were friends since third grade. We went to elementary school (Crestwood), intermediate school (Washington Irving), and high school (Robert E. Lee) together. Donnie was a great friend and he was always friendly and outgoing, with a terrific sense of humor. I think of you virtually every day, Donnie, and I miss you. I am so sorry you didn't get to live your life in full. Thank you for your service to your country. God Bless you, Donnie.
  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 1/12/17 - by Dennis Wriston
    Sergeant Donald Robert Simon, Served with the Security Platoon, 61st Military Police Company, 232nd Signal Battalion, 21st Signal Group, 1st Signal Brigade.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 2/22/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SGT Donald Robert Simon, 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
  • sweet soul music

    Posted on 11/27/09 - by Bob Doney 68 Lee High School

    After all these years, I remember Donnie, Mark Bauer and myself getting worked up at Lee High with Arthur Conleys' Sweet Soul Music everytime we ran into each other.We looked and sounded like the 3 stooges going thru the gyrations

  • The Uncle I Never Met

    Posted on 5/30/05 - by Sherri Bartek, your neice
    I may have never met you but I think about you often. I see how much you are loved and missed every time I mention your name. Mom says I would've liked you a lot. I wish I knew how to thank you enough for your sacrifice. Men like you made it possible for me to live a happy life and raise my daughter with the freedom that so many take for granted. When she is old enough I will take her to visit your grave and make sure that she understands to never forget the men who gave their lives for her. I will teach her to respect their memories and to always thank them for their service. Your memory will live on and you will never be forgotten. Thank you. You are missed and loved....Sherri,Jeff,and Madison
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The Wall of Faces

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