DONALD E PARSONS
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HONORED ON PANEL 33W, LINE 73 OF THE WALL

DONALD EUGENE PARSONS

WALL NAME

DONALD E PARSONS

PANEL / LINE

33W/73

DATE OF BIRTH

04/17/1929

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/06/1969

HOME OF RECORD

SPARTA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Randolph County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

LTC

ASSOCIATED ITEMS LEFT AT THE WALL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DONALD EUGENE PARSONS
POSTED ON 3.29.2021
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear LTC Donald Parsons, Thank you for your service as a Tank Unit Commander. Your 92nd birthday is soon, happy birthday. I am glad you were identified in 2000. Welcome home. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. It is Holy Week and Passover. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 11.21.2014

Final Mission of LTC Donald E. Parsons

On February 6, 1969, pilot CW2 Charles I. Stanley, aircraft commander 1LT David E. Padgett, crew chief SP5 Robert C. O'Hara, door gunner PFC Eugene F. Christiansen, and passengers LTC Donald E. Parsons, 1LT Ronald D. Briggs, and MAJ Vu Vanh Phao, ARVN, were aboard a UH-1H (serial #67-17499) on a resupply mission in Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam. While in route from Landing Zone Vandergrift to LZ Tornado, 1LT Padget contacted the LZ Tornado radio operator at about 1100 hours and stated that due to poor weather conditions and poor visibility, the flight was returning to LZ Vandergrift. At that time, the radio operator at LZ Tornado could hear the helicopter northeast of his location, which sounded as if it were heading in a northerly direction. When the aircraft failed to return to LZ Vandergrift, a coordinated search and rescue operation was initiated and continued for seven consecutive days, finding nothing. However, on the morning of February 7, Crown, an airborne control aircraft, reported receiving radio beeper signals several times from the general vicinity of where Lt. Padgett's aircraft was last reported. The beeper signals were estimated to emanate from that general direction. The source of the signals was never determined. The area in which the aircraft was estimated to go down has been dubbed "Antenna Valley" and is located west of Cam Lo and on the backside of Camp Carrol. The area was occupied by NVA regulars, and was never cleared. On-site search was not possible at that time. In 1993 remains were returned to the United States that were positively identified in 1996 as the crew and passengers from aircraft #67-17499. [Taken from pownetwork.org]
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POSTED ON 11.20.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear LTC Donald Eugene Parsons, 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 8.26.2012

Remembered

(Photo Credit: Stacy Parsons) Rest in peace with the warriors.

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POSTED ON 3.1.2008
POSTED BY: Glenda Sanford

I wore his bracelet

I wore Lt. Col. Donald Parson's MIA bracelet when I was in high school. For years I would look to see if there was any news on him. He was in my prayers.
After so many years, I found his bracelet. I am thankful for his sacrifice for me, my family, my country.
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