DONALD C TAYLOR
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HONORED ON PANEL 13W, LINE 86 OF THE WALL

DONALD CLAUDE TAYLOR

WALL NAME

DONALD C TAYLOR

PANEL / LINE

13W/86

DATE OF BIRTH

08/30/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NGAI

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/05/1970

HOME OF RECORD

CHENOA

COUNTY OF RECORD

McLean County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CPL

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DONALD CLAUDE TAYLOR
POSTED ON 6.28.2022
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Cpl Donald Taylor, Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Independence Day is next Monday. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it still needs your strength, courage, guidance and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 3.7.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear CPL Donald Claude Taylor, 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.

With respect, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 10.8.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Donald is buried at Calvary Cemetery, Chenoa, Livingston County,IL. PH
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POSTED ON 8.3.2011
POSTED BY: Bob

Recollections

I hope that this account will be of some small help to Don's family. Don and I were in the same company. Charlie Co. 4th Battalion, 3rd U.S. Infantry, Americal Division. This series of events occurred during a night attack on our defensive position that we had set up around a very small village called Phu Khuong on the bank of the Song Ve river at 14deg54'03.65'N, 108deg46'21.11'E on 5 Mar 1970. The details come from the daily reports of the 4th3rd Inf. The times are the records of radio communications. The first sign of trouble was at 2130hrs Incoming Small arms and chicom grenades, I believe that Don died instantly from a grenade thrown into his fox hole during this initial attack. 2142 1 US WIA, request urgent dustoff, O pos blood needed. 1 person hit in neck, another condition unk 2145 fire came form S and E 2146 Dustoff 15-20 minutes out, 2149 1 hip wound, 1 knee wound 2151 incoming mortar rounds 2155 need more than 1 dustoff, need A pos blood 2201 Shadow (gunship) is 15 min out. flare ship also inbound 2203 5 US WIA, 1 US KIA up to this time 2213 Request re-supply 15 81mm illumination rounds, 15 HE mortar rounds, 4 cases M60 and M79, 5 cases M16 ammo, and 3 cases Hand grenades 2220 Incoming RPG rounds 2221 helicopter gunships on station 2223 shadow on station 2243 Sporadic AK47 fire incoming 2335 up to this time, 7 US WIA, Doyle Coker- shrapnel in neck, Jimmie Traver 3 SA rounds in buttocks, John Wright -shrapnel in both arms, face, Veral Crossen,- shrapnel, Billy Jackson-shrapnel in knee, Steven Lacourse, shrapnel in nose, Neil Potter - broken leg, 1 US KIA - Donald Taylor 2353 trip flare, engaged wM60 machine gun 2354 re-supply complete 2359 shadow broke station. I hope it is of some small comfort, that Don died doing what his country asked of him. I am sorry to say that I did not know Don well. He was in a different platoon and as I remember, fairly new in the unit. I do remember hearing that he played basketball in Ill. I was about 50 yds from his position on the other side of the perimeter. I am very sorry for your loss and hope this account helps and not hurts.
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POSTED ON 11.10.2003
POSTED BY: Kathie Jo (Taylor) Hudgeons

Wish I could have known you...

I have read your letters to my mom and dad written just after I was born and before you gave your life for our Freedom. You were so excited about my birth and coming home to see your "first niece" and I only wish we could have met. I am forever grateful for the sacrifice you made!! Your Niece, Kathie Jo
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