McDonald, George E., Jr., PFC

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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Transportation Corps
Last Primary MOS
64C10-Motor Transport Operator
Last MOS Group
Transportation Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 64C10, 240th Quartermaster Battalion
Service Years
1967 - 1968

Private First Class

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by MSG John Porter-Deceased to remember McDonald, George E., Jr., PFC.

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Harbor Springs
Last Address
Harbor Springs

Casualty Date
Apr 09, 1968
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Binh Dinh (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Lakeview Cemetery - Harbor Springs, Michigan
Wall/Plot Coordinates
49E 004

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1967, 11th Battalion, 3rd Training Brigade (Fort Knox, KY), B1
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
1st Logistical Command359th Transportation Company 240th Quartermaster Battalion
  1968-1968, 64C10, HHD, 1st Logistical Command
  1968-1968, 64C10, 359th Transportation Company
  1968-1968, 64C10, 240th Quartermaster Battalion
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Aug 19, 2013, General Photos3
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
This story was written by Mike Little, B CO, 504TH MP BN.

Just befor reaching our checkpoint, a VC sniper put an AK-47 round through the door of your 5000 gallon tanker truck, killing you. Losing control, you rolled the truck down a dirt embankment, ending upside-down. Lucky for everyone else, your load of diesel fuel didn't explode. But you were dead anyway, either from the bullet wound or the broken neck. Wjen I arrived, somebody motioned me to the cab. I gazed at your slumped body. Your eyes were closed, as if in a peaceful sleep, a bullet hole in your side, leaking very little blood. I looked away and wished we had a medic around to help. You didn't have a pulse, but we called for a medivac anyway. I held your hand until the chopper arrived, then cradled your head as we carried you to it. "Been shot in the side" I told the door gunner. I think he was pissed for risking his life to retrieve a dead guy. That was it, you were gone. I didn't get drunk that night because I couldn't stop thinking about your family, who would soon receive news of all. The Army installed armor plating in all the truck doors a few weeks later, but it was too late to save you, that day on highway 19, 1968

A special thanks to Mike Little from George Mc Donald's family and the men of the 359th Transportation Co for sharing this story with us. 
 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
359th Transportation Company AssociationVietnam Veterans Memorial
  1968, 359th Transportation Company Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
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