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is honored on Panel 11E, Line 116 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembered

    Posted on 7/10/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    Dear Major Brooks,
    Thank you for your service as a Tactical Aircraft Pilot (Various.) It is now summer, and it is important 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 courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
  • Final Mission of MAJ Donald R. Brooks

    Posted on 3/19/17 - by
    On October 10, 1968, a U.S. Air Force helicopter HH-43B Huskie (tail number 58-1845), callsign Pedro 44, assigned to Detachment 1, 38th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron (38th ARRS) at Phan Rang Air Base in Ninh Thuan Province, RVN, was scrambled with the fire suppression kit (FSK) to standby for the emergency landing of a B-57. Pedro 44 entered a left-hand climbing turn over the airfield when it crashed and burned, killing all five crewmembers. The lost crew included pilots MAJ Donald R. Brooks and CAPT Von M. Liebernecht, and crewmen SSGT Milard L.E. Bledsoe, TSGT Angel Luna, and TSGT Emmett S. Orr. [Taken from and]
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/3/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear Major Donald Ray Brooks, 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
  • Salute to a Fellow Veteran

    Posted on 3/30/13 - by Jim and Tom Reece, and Rosa King

    You gave your life for your country and for this we Salute You.

  • We Remember

    Posted on 11/23/10 - by Robert Sage
    Donald is buried at Rest Haven Cemetery, Decatur,GA.
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