HARMON O DONALD JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 14W, LINE 115 OF THE WALL

HARMON ODELL DONALD JR

WALL NAME

HARMON O DONALD JR

PANEL / LINE

14W/115

DATE OF BIRTH

03/14/1942

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LONG KHANH

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/08/1970

HOME OF RECORD

MERIDIAN

COUNTY OF RECORD

Lauderdale County

STATE

MS

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CAPT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR HARMON ODELL DONALD JR
POSTED ON 5.21.2017
POSTED BY: Van McCarty

Memorial Day 2017

Following my Vietnam service I returned to Mississippi and soon thereafter relocated to Meridian and have lived here since 1973. You fellows from Lauderdale County probably would not recognize the places and the people you left behind – things have changed drastically since you have been gone. News of your deaths brought much heartbreak and many tears to your loved ones and friends. After all these years we still remember the price you paid for your country and our freedoms. As another Memorial Day ceremony unfolds at the county courthouse, each of your 28 names will be read. In remembrance of your sacrifice, friends and family members will come forward to place a Buddy Poppy at the base of the granite wall honoring all the county’s losses since World War I. The patriotism that you felt as you left Lauderdale County for the war in Vietnam is still alive and well in your hometowns and communities. Many of you died protecting one another, but you all served so that we could keep the things we love the most – God, country and family. By remaining true to these principles, we honor your sacrifices.

Van “Mac” McCarty
Meridian, MS
USMC Vietnam Veteran
1968-69, 1970-71
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POSTED ON 11.16.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear Captain Harmon Odell Donald 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
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POSTED ON 12.4.2011

If I should die...remembrances for CAPT. Harmon Odell DONALD, JR, USA...who died for our country!!!!

If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.
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POSTED ON 11.8.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Harmon is buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Meridan,MS. SS AM ARCOM PH-OLC
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POSTED ON 3.17.2002
POSTED BY: Melvin H. Bussell

Motorcycles

We were friends and spent many hours riding and working on our "bikes", while at Fort Bragg. I especially remember one all nighter at the Donald's. Harmon, Bill and I worked on our bikes all night while our wives Sandy, Bertha and Carol were inside with the kids making shrimp creole. Then about 0500 hours we tested the "bikes" to the chagrin of one neighbor.

Those were great times, WE WERE SOLDIERS AND WE WERE YOUNG.

AIRBORNE
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