Baysinger, Donald Freeman, SGT

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Last Rank
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Last Primary MOS
11B40-Infantry Platoon Sergeant
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 11B40, A Company, 2nd Battalion, 39th Infantry
Service Years
1967 - 1969


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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Buckley, Washington

Casualty Date
Mar 09, 1969
Non Hostile- Died of Illness, Other Injury
Accidental Homicide
Kien Phong (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Buckley Cemetery - Buckley, Washington
Wall/Plot Coordinates
30W 084

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2019, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments
9th Infantry Division2nd Battalion, 39th Infantry
  1968-1969, 11B40, 9th Infantry Division
  1968-1969, 11B40, A Company, 2nd Battalion, 39th Infantry
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
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Sgt. Donald F. Baysinger, 21, of Buckley, who died 9 Mar (1969) from injuries sustained 4 Jan (1969) in Vietnam, was born in Colorado and moved to Renton in 1948 and to Buckley in 1960. He was a 1966 graduate of White River High School and entered the Army in 1967. He went to Vietnam last August. He was a member of Buckley Chapter of Order of DeMolay. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl C. Baysinger of Sumner, five brothers, Robert, of Eugene OR, Richard, of Canton OH, Ronald, of Renton, and Tim and Terry, both of Sumner; six sisters, Mrs. Charles (Elonie) Leonard of Buckley, Mrs. Sharon Bush, of Seattle, Mrs. Douglas (Margaret) Gerard, of Renton, Mrs. Theodore (Oma) Ostensen of Sumner, Miss Doretta Baysinger, of North Carolina, and Miss Ronda Baysinger, of Sumner; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Baysinger of Clifton CO. Services are announced by Whitmore Funeral Home Buckley.(Tacoma News Tribune, Tacoma WA, 21 Mar 1969)

Accidential Weapon discharge at FSB Florida.
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