HOWARD A DONALD
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HONORED ON PANEL 21E, LINE 73 OF THE WALL

HOWARD ARTHUR DONALD

WALL NAME

HOWARD A DONALD

PANEL / LINE

21E/73

DATE OF BIRTH

11/23/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TIN

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/08/1967

HOME OF RECORD

TAMAQUA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Schuylkill County

STATE

PA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

CPL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR HOWARD ARTHUR DONALD
POSTED ON 6.23.2020

Final Mission of CPL Howard A. Donald

On June 6, 1967, a U.S. Marine convoy was headed to Quang Ngai on Highway QL-1 approximately four miles southeast of Chu Lai Airfield when a M54 5-ton 6×6 cargo truck ran over and detonated a pressure-type mine. The blast killed two Marines and wounded four others. The lost Marines included PFC David W. Cloutier and LCPL Melvin S. Hoover, riflemen from L Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division. Both suffered blast and fragmentation injuries. No enemy action followed the explosion, and no small arms or automatic weapons fire was received. The M54 was severely damaged. A medivac helicopter came to the scene and removed the dead and wounded, and an U.S. Army unit in the area swept the road for more mines before the convoy continued. Two days later, another L/3/5 rifleman injured in the incident, CPL Howard A. Donald, died from his injuries at the 2nd Army Surgical Hospital in Chu Lai; and on June 15th, one of the drivers of the truck, CPL John A. Penna from A Company, 7th Motor Transportation Battalion, succumbed to his wounds at Naval Support Activity Station Hospital in Da Nang. Penna had suffered a skull fracture and 2nd degree burns to both arms and legs. He was memorialized at a service conducted on June 19th at the 7th Motor Transportation Battalion. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and Command Chronology for period 1 June 1967 to 30 June 1967 (7th Motor Transport Battalion) at ttu.edu]
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POSTED ON 12.9.2019
POSTED BY: Nancy Tumas

Buddy

Buddy I miss you to this day. You were a great friend and we shared many great times ! XO
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POSTED ON 5.31.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

THANK YOU

Dear Cpl Howard Donald,
Thank you for your service as a Rifleman. Memorial Day just passed, and we remember all you who gave their all. It has been too long, and it's about time 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.
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POSTED ON 11.23.2017
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Corporal Howard Arthur Donald, Served with Company L, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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POSTED ON 11.10.2017
POSTED BY: Skyler fulmer

Our hometown hero

Dear Howard, it is Veterans Day tomorrow and I would like to thank you for your service for our country. My grandfather went to high school with you and served in Vietnam like you did. You both fought bravely in the war. So thank you for your service.
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