JOSEPH W MCDONALD
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HONORED ON PANEL 1W, LINE 12 OF THE WALL

JOSEPH WILLIAM MCDONALD

WALL NAME

JOSEPH W MCDONALD

PANEL / LINE

1W/12

DATE OF BIRTH

12/17/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

NZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/03/1972

HOME OF RECORD

WAPPINGERS FALLS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Dutchess County

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

MAJ

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Contact Details
STATUS

MIA

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POSTED ON 12.17.2021
POSTED BY: kr

MIA MAJ JOSEPH W. MCDONALD, ND '68, USMC - Birthday Remembrance (75th)

Remembering MIA Major Joseph William McDonald, Notre Dame Class of 1968, USMC, on what would've been his 75th birthday - 17 December 2021.
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POSTED ON 12.17.2021
POSTED BY: kr

MAJ JOSEPH W. MCDONALD, ND '68, USMC - - UPDATE FROM DPAA (MIA STATUS)

According to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) website at the below link, the MIA status of Major Joseph William McDonald, Notre Dame Class of 1968, USMC, is ACTIVE PURSUIT:

https://dpaa-mil.sites.crmforce.mil/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000KZZuEAO

The latest DPAA report (10 December 2021) lists 1,584 Americans still unaccounted for/MIA in Southeast Asia (SEA) from the Vietnam War:

https://www.dpaa.mil/Portals/85/VietnamAccounting/pmsea_una_ALL_20211210.pdf

DPAA list 1,056 Americans now accounted for from that war:

https://www.dpaa.mil/Portals/85/VietnamAccounting/pmsea_acc_ALL_20211210.pdf

Maj McDonald is one of 202 Marines who remain MIA:

https://www.dpaa.mil/portals/85/VietnamAccounting/pmsea_una_MARINE%20CORPS_20211210.pdf
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POSTED ON 12.17.2021
POSTED BY: kr

MIA MAJ JOSEPH W. MCDONALD, ND '68, USMC - - ABMC (HONOLULU MEMORIAL)

MIA Major Joseph William McDonald, Notre Dame Class of 1968, USMC, has his name chiseled into one of the stone "Courts of the Missing" at the Honolulu Memorial (Vietnam War Section - Court "A") 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/mcdonald%3Djoseph-0
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POSTED ON 12.17.2021
POSTED BY: kr

MIA Maj Joseph W. McDonald, ND '68, USMC - - SEA FIXED-WING AIR LOSS

Information about the loss of an A-6A Intruder from VMA(AW)-224 launched from the USS Coral Sea piloted by MIA 1stLt * Joseph William McDonald, Notre Dame Class of 1968, USMC, in Southeast Asia (SEA) (over North Vietnam) on 3 May 1972 is available at this link/URL on the Vietnam Air Losses website:

https://www.vietnamairlosses.com/loss.php?id=2861

* While in MIA status until the Presumptive Finding of Death (PFoD) in his case, the U.S. Marine Corps promoted 1stLt McDonald to Capt and, finally, to Major with his Marine contemporaries.
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POSTED ON 12.17.2021
POSTED BY: kr

MIA Maj Joseph W. McDonald, ND '68, USMC - - INFO FROM POW NETWORK

Information about MIA Major Joseph William McDonald, Notre Dame Class of 1968, USMC, from the POW Network website is at this link/URL:

https://www.pownetwork.org/bios/m/m172.htm
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