VERNE G DONNELLY
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HONORED ON PANEL 1W, LINE 73 OF THE WALL

VERNE GEORGE DONNELLY

WALL NAME

VERNE G DONNELLY

PANEL / LINE

1W/73

DATE OF BIRTH

06/06/1932

CASUALTY PROVINCE

NZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

09/17/1972

HOME OF RECORD

MARYSVILLE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Yuba County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

CDR

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Contact Details
ASSOCIATED ITEMS LEFT AT THE WALL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR VERNE GEORGE DONNELLY
POSTED ON 3.14.2024
POSTED BY: Bo Carrington

Prayer

I received and began wearing a POW/MIA bracelet for Cdr. Donnelly and prayed for him regularly. I wore that bracelet until 1986 when it broke while on a aerovac mission for the Air Force and had another made while in the Philippine's in 1989. I still have it and just read that my prayer was answered in 1991. Rest in peace Cdr and thank you for your sacrifice.
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POSTED ON 1.5.2023
POSTED BY: Frank Nagle

Surrogate father

I remember the Commander more as a person than a military man. I had many issues on the trip west. The Commander actually took more time with me than the chaplains did. Raygun 501 went down 2 days after my son was born. A lot of bad memories during that year but Commander Donnelly was a shining star to me for the person he was. Thank you for being there for us.
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POSTED ON 4.6.2022
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. I am heartened you were returned home after the passage of so many years though I wish it had been under very different circumstances. May you rest in eternal peace.
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POSTED ON 9.17.2018
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Distinguished Flying Cross Citation

Verne G. Donnelly

Distinguished Flying Cross
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Navy
Rank: Lieutenant Commander
GENERAL ORDERS:
All Hands (September 1967)
CITATION:
SYNOPSIS: Lieutenant Commander Verne G. Donnelly, United States Navy, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as leader of the second attack element against the Lu Phong Army Barracks, near the Hon Gay Naval Base in North Vietnam, on 22 May 1966.
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POSTED ON 6.1.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Cdr Verne Donnelly,
Thank you for your service as an Unrestricted Line Officer (Pilot) from the U.S.S. AMERICA. I am glad you were identified in 1991. WELCOME HOME.
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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