Iandoli, Donald, SGT

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
11B40-Infantry Platoon Sergeant
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1967-1967, 11B40, C Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne)
Service Years
1965 - 1967


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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Paterson , NJ
Last Address
Paterson , NJ

Casualty Date
Nov 19, 1967
Hostile, Died
Kontum (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
30E 027/IMO

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Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family RegistryNew Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1967, Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Assoc. Page

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Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Parachutist (Basic)

 Unit Assignments
2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment
  1967-1967, 11B40, C Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
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Last Known Activity

http://www.pownetwork.org/bios/i/i350.htm On November 19, 1967, SP4 Jack L. Croxdale, radio operator, PFC Benjamin D. DeHerrera, squad leader, and Sgt. Donald Iandoli, squad leader were members of Company C, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry on a Search and Destroy mission in South Vietnam. At 1435 hours, Companies A, C and D, all part of the 503rd Infantry, were in heavy contact with an unknown sized North Vietnamese force and were surrounded. During the operation, Sgt. Iandoli was wounded and was seen in the Company C command post area, along with SP4 Croxdale and PFC DeHerrera. At 1850 hours, a U.S. Marine bomber dropped a 500 pound bomb which hit the command post area in error, resulting in additional casualties. No remains were recovered that day because of intense enemy activity. The following day, a search of the area was conducted. The remains of Croxdale, DeHerrera and Iandoli were identified and tagged. However, only the remains of DeHerrera and Croxdale were reported to have been placed on a helicopter en route to Dak To. Following the attack, a 3-day search of the battle area was conducted without success in locating Iandoli. However, as of January 4, 1968, the U.S. Army Mortuary at Than San Ut, South Vietnam, had not processed or identified any remains of DeHerrera, Croxdale or Iandoli, and the location of those remains is unknown.

vet to vet brother to brother

Posted on 9/10/05 - by joe nicoletti   - VVMF
we grew up in the same town.our families knew each other.you got there before me.god bless you brother

Mary Lou Iandoli
Information as listed on all sights regarding tour of duty is incorrect. Don went to Nam in May of 1967 and was listed as MIA on November 19, 1967, one month to-the-day- after his 21st birthday.
Monday, May 29, 2000

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