Donnal, John Andrew, LTC

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Service Branch
Engineer Corps
Last Primary MOS
1331-Combat Engineer Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Engineer Corps (Officer)
Primary Unit
1967-1967, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
Service Years
1953 - 1967

Engineer Corps

Lieutenant Colonel



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1930
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Wheaton
Last Address
Wheaton

Casualty Date
Aug 01, 1967
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery - Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
24E 060

 Official Badges 




 Unofficial Badges 

Engineer Shoulder Cord


 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar


 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1950, (Select in Colleges) (ROTC)
 Unit Assignments
7th Infantry Division65th Engineer Battalion25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1954-1955, 7th Infantry Division
  1967-1967, 65th Engineer Battalion/HHC
  1967-1967, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1950 US Occupation of Germany (WWII)
  1953-1953 Korean War/Korean Summer (1953)
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
 Colleges Attended 
Pennsylvania State University, University Park
  1950-1954, Pennsylvania State University, University Park
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Not Specified
   
Comments/Citation
Major Donnal was graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1952. Following his first assignment in Korea (Feb 1953 - July 1955) he was the XO of the 65th Engineer Bn. He was the only fatality resulting from a helicopter incident at Cu Chi. He was granted a posthumous promotion to Lieutenant Colonel and award of the Legion of Merit.
   
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