DONALD T EWALT
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HONORED ON PANEL 40E, LINE 4 OF THE WALL

DONALD THOMAS EWALT

WALL NAME

DONALD T EWALT

PANEL / LINE

40E/4

DATE OF BIRTH

09/16/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BA XUGEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/18/1968

HOME OF RECORD

PARMA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Cuyahoga County

STATE

OH

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DONALD THOMAS EWALT
POSTED ON 8.3.2014
POSTED BY: George William Ewalt, Jr.(Chief)

cousin george william ewalt from Pennsylvania

Dear Donald like you I also was a machine gunner in the Infantry but on the ground. I was in Vietnam from Feb.25 till Feb 24 1968 I left vietnam 6 days after you died in combat. My Father was George W.Ewalt from Macanaw Michigan. My Grandfather was. Charlie Ewalt. Thank you for your sacrafice,you are one of my heroes may God bless you and may you be happy.Will see you in heaven later. Love. Your cousin George(Chief).!
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POSTED ON 8.2.2014

RIP

Rest in peace, Cousin
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POSTED ON 8.2.2014

RIP

You have to be a Cousin. Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace
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POSTED ON 2.22.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP4 Donald Thomas Ewalt, 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 1.13.2013

Final Mission of U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 62-02008

Crew included aircraft commander WO1 Michael L. Koskovich, pilot WO1 Garry D. Sheppard, crew chief SP4 Leonard M. Phipps, and gunner SP4 Donald T. Ewalt. The aircraft was shot down by a .50 cal 200 yards outside the airfield perimeter at Soc Trang AAF. Crew had just taken off from Soc Trang to support ground troops just outside wire. They were hit on their second pass, crashed and exploded. There were no survivors. Personal account of this incident: WO1 Koskovich was aircraft commander and Sheppard was in training to be fire team leader in right seat of UH-1B gunship. We (I was wingman) had just taken off from Soc Trang to support ground troops fighting just outside our wire. We made one 360 degree pass at 800 to 1,000 feet AGL to try to identify the forward position of the friendlies. Flames shot out of Koskovitch and Sheppard's aircraft and they started to descend. I asked them if they were hit. 'Roger that,' said Sheppard. I could see the rotor start to slow down. I radioed them to 'get your pitch down!' Sheppard replied 'We're trying.' They then hit the ground and exploded. Bodies were recovered the next day. (Submitted by Ron Swanson) [Taken from vhpa.org; image of crash site from 336ahc.com]

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