Ide, Donald William, 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 1542, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
Service Years
1968 - 1969


First Lieutenant

One Overseas Service Bar

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Home State
District Of Columbia
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Washington , DC
Last Address
Washington , DC

Casualty Date
May 25, 1969
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
Hau Nghia (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park - Seattle, Washington
Wall/Plot Coordinates
24W 103/Veterans Cemetery - Midway Section

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments
2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1968-1969, 1542, C Company, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry
  1968-1969, 1542, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
 Colleges Attended 
Seattle UniversityGeorgetown University
  1962-1966, Seattle University
  1966-1967, Georgetown University
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

John Quintrell
fellow soldier
6240 High Country DrHelena, MT 59602 USA
I served with Lt Ide in Vietnam and was with him the day he was killed. He was an outstanding officer and gentleman and it was an honor to serve with him. Rest easy Bro.
Friday, February 14, 2003


Seattle Times, Seattle WA, Friday May 30, 1969
A cousin of Gov. Dan Evans has been killed in action in South Vietnam. The governor said Army 2nd Lt. Don Ide, in his early 20s, a former Seattle resident, died Sunday in a battle in Hua Nghia Province. Lieutenant Ide's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Donald C. Ide, now of Beirut, Lebanon, lived hare until the elder Ide was sent to India by the United States diplomatic service. Lieutenant Ide, a bachelor, had seen heavy action as commander of an infantry company recently along the Cambodian border. He had been in South Vietnam since November. He is survived by a brother, Douglas Ide, Seattle, and a sister, Cathy, attending school in the Middle East, the governor said.

Donald W. Ide Memorial Book Fund established in his name at Georgetown University in 1969 by his parents.
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