DONALD M HORTON
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HONORED ON PANEL 31W, LINE 80 OF THE WALL

DONALD MULLALY HORTON

WALL NAME

DONALD M HORTON

PANEL / LINE

31W/80

DATE OF BIRTH

04/17/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/27/1969

HOME OF RECORD

ATHENS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Bradford County

STATE

PA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

BM3

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DONALD MULLALY HORTON
POSTED ON 12.4.2016

Ground Casualty

On February 27, 1969, enemy rockets were lobbed at the Da Nang bridge loading ramp, destroying Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 1500 and YFU-78, a harbor utility craft. LCU-1500 received a direct hit by a rocket of unknown size. Ammunition on the LCU was detonated and an explosion occurred with fire spreading to the nearby YFU. The attack probably would have caused few casualties except for the lucky hit on LCU-1500, which was fully laden with munitions for transport to Dong Ha in Quang Tri Province. It was mostly the secondary explosions and fires which killed the 22 sailors aboard LCU-1500, YFU-78 and NSA Da Nang. Another craft, LCU-1614, sustained minor damage by shrapnel. With the exception of one man from the LCU-1500, all aboard both boats were killed. Total U.S. Navy personnel casualties were reported at 22 Navy men killed and 38 wounded. The 22 men killed during the attack were: LCU-1500, Assault Craft Unit 1, NAVSUPACT Danang - BMC Donald J. Fisher, EN1 Bert E. Burton, EM1 Cecil F. Bush, CS2 Marvin D. Avery, RM2 David W. Hawryshko, GMG3 Ronald J. Gebbie, BM3 Donald M. Horton, BM3 Ronald P. Yuhas, FN Joseph F. Burinda, SN Bruno W. Demata, FN Charles A. Tavares, and SA Craig E. Swagler; YFU-78, Assault Craft Unit 1, NAVSUPACT Danang - EN1 Earl T. Moore, QM1 Milton Shapiro, CS2 Charlie M. Ellison, EM2 Lyle D. Zacher, QM3 Earnest J. Buckelew, BM3 Daniel L. Overright, and SN Melvin L. Sellers; Supply Operations, NAVSUPACT Danang - BM1 Manuel Martinez, SN Thomas E. Adams, and SN Theodore S. Hamner. [Taken from wardogs.com]
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POSTED ON 2.28.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear BM3 Donald Mullaly Horton, 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 2.22.2012
POSTED BY: Jim and Tom Reece and Rosa King

Salute to a Fellow Veteran

You gave your life for your country and for this we Salute You.
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POSTED ON 7.26.2006
POSTED BY: Marilyn Buckelew

Gravesite

Group interment of
Earnest Jack Buckelew QM3
Bert E. Burton EN1
Donald M. Horton BM3
Earl T. Moore Jr EM1
Craig E. Swagler SN

Grave site-
Arlington National Cemetary
Arlington, Virginia
Section 46
Grave 1410-A
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POSTED ON 5.31.2004
POSTED BY: Ron Aird

Still remembered

memorial day 2004, your are still in my thoughts this special day so many years after we last saw each other.I told your story at the Amphib base last year at the acu-1 memorial for the 1500. I'm proud to have been your friend
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