DONALD E ERWIN
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HONORED ON PANEL 42W, LINE 61 OF THE WALL

DONALD EDWARD ERWIN

WALL NAME

DONALD E ERWIN

PANEL / LINE

42W/61

DATE OF BIRTH

01/01/1929

CASUALTY PROVINCE

NZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

10/02/1968

HOME OF RECORD

HOBART

COUNTY OF RECORD

Lake County

STATE

IN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

CDR

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DONALD EDWARD ERWIN
POSTED ON 6.16.2022
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. I am heartened you returned home though I wish it had been under very different circumstances. May you rest in eternal peace.
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POSTED ON 1.1.2022
POSTED BY: kr

FORMER MIA CDR DONALD E. ERWIN, USN - - UPDATE FROM DPAA (Remains Recovered)

According to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) website at the below link/URL, the remains of former MIA Commander Donald Edward Erwin, USN, were recovered and later accounted for on 1 February 1990:

https://dpaa-mil.sites.crmforce.mil/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt000000sFDcfEAG

As of the date of this entry, 1,584 Americans remain MIA in Southeast Asia and contiguous waters from the Vietnam War:

https://www.dpaa.mil/Portals/85/VietnamAccounting/pmsea_una_ALL_20211230.pdf

DPAA lists 1,056 Americans accounted for:
https://www.dpaa.mil/Portals/85/VietnamAccounting/pmsea_acc_ALL_20211230.pdf

DPAA lists 187 sailors accounted for and 357 men still MIA:
https://www.dpaa.mil/portals/85/VietnamAccounting/pmsea_acc_NAVY_20211230.pdf
https://www.dpaa.mil/portals/85/VietnamAccounting/pmsea_una_NAVY_20211230.pdf

Remembered on what would've been his 93d birthday - 1 January 2022.
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POSTED ON 1.1.2022
POSTED BY: kr

FORMER MIA CDR DONALD E. ERWIN, USN - - UPDATE FROM DPAA (MIA STATUS)

According to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) website at the below link/URL, the remains of former MIA Commander Donald Edward Erwin, USN, were recovered and later accounted for on 1 February 1990:

https://dpaa-mil.sites.crmforce.mil/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt000000sFDcfEAG

As of the date of this entry, 1,584 Americans remain MIA in Southeast Asia and contiguous waters from the Vietnam War:

https://www.dpaa.mil/Portals/85/VietnamAccounting/pmsea_una_ALL_20211230.pdf

DPAA lists 1,056 Americans accounted for:
https://www.dpaa.mil/Portals/85/VietnamAccounting/pmsea_acc_ALL_20211230.pdf

DPAA lists 187 sailors accounted for and 357 men still MIA:
https://www.dpaa.mil/portals/85/VietnamAccounting/pmsea_acc_NAVY_20211230.pdf
https://www.dpaa.mil/portals/85/VietnamAccounting/pmsea_una_NAVY_20211230.pdf

Remembered on what would've been his 93d birthday - 1 January 2022.
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POSTED ON 1.1.2022
POSTED BY: kr

FORMER MIA CDR DONALD E. ERWIN, USN - - ABMC (HONOLULU MEMORIAL)

Former MIA Commander Donald Edward Erwin, USN, has his name chiseled into one of the stone "Courts of the Missing" at the Honolulu Memorial (Vietnam War Section - Navy Court "B") in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (the "Punchbowl") on the island of Oahu in the state of Hawaii. See the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) website at this link/URL:

https://www.abmc.gov/decedent-search/erwin%3Ddonald
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POSTED ON 1.1.2022
POSTED BY: kr

Former MIA CDR DONALD E. ERWIN, USN - SEA FIXED-WING AIR LOSS

Information about the loss of an A-4E Skyhawk from VA-164 launched from the USS Hancock piloted by former MIA Commander Donald Edward Erwin, USN, in Southeast Asia (SEA) (over North Vietnam) on 2 October 1968 is available at this link/URL on the Vietnam Air Losses website:

https://www.vietnamairlosses.com/loss.php?id=1972
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