Honoring you on the anniversary of your sacrifice
Thank you for your service as a Machine Gunner. Today is Holy Saturday, and Passover just began. Happy Easter. It is so 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 strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
Remembering An American Hero
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
Looking for more information
I am a student at Bend High School in Bend OR, where Don was from. My english class is working on a memorial remembering all the graduates of Bend High that were killed in action. If anyone would like to contribute more information to our memorial (or confirm that Don was a graduate of Bend High) I would be very grateful.