DONALD K BAKKIE
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HONORED ON PANEL 58E, LINE 29 OF THE WALL

DONALD KEITH BAKKIE

WALL NAME

DONALD K BAKKIE

PANEL / LINE

58E/29

DATE OF BIRTH

10/19/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/12/1968

HOME OF RECORD

SACRAMENTO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Sacramento County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DONALD KEITH BAKKIE
POSTED ON 10.19.2019
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Private First Class Donald Keith Bakkie, Served with A Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 3.8.2019
POSTED BY: David Gibson

High School Friend....

Don, Woody Elmer and I were three friends that hung around together in 1966 and 1967. Woody went into the Air Force, I volunteered for draft. My training was extensive and I was due to arrive in Vietnam June 8th 1968.. While at home on leave in Sacramento CA, I attended Dons funeral...I experienced survivor guilt before arriving in Vietnam.. I stayed in Vietnam from June 1968 until Sept 1970 and still felt I had not done enough..In the summer prior to going in the Army we would drive up to the mountains near Reno and did teenager things.. It was our last summer of innocence before the war...
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POSTED ON 10.19.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR PFC BAKKIE,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A GRUNT/PARACHUTIST. I WAS TAKING INFORMATION FOR MY POSTS ON ALL THOSE KILLED IN VIETNAM FOR MY FACEBOOK PAGE, AND WHEN I WROTE YOURS TODAY, I SAW IT WAS YOUR BIRTHDAY. HAPPY BIRTHDAY IN HEAVEN. REST IN PEACE.
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POSTED ON 11.25.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PFC Donald Keith Bakkie, 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 4.25.2010
POSTED BY: Jim McIlhenney

Donald Keith Bakkie

Donald Keith Bakkie
Donald Keith Bakkie, the second oldest of five children of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Bakkie, was born October 19, 1947 in South Dakota. He was the brother of Kenneth, Terry, David, and Pamela. Don attended Encina High School in Sacramento, California, graduating in 1966. Don was an Infantryman (Parachutist) in the US Army, serving with A Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Calvary, 101st Airborne Division (Screaming Eagles). He was deployed to Vietnam in April 1968. In less than a month, on May 12, 1968 in Thua Thien, Private First Class Bakkie was killed by small arms fire at age 20. He was one of three lost that day. Requiem mass was held at St. Philomene's Church, followed by burial at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Sacramento.
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