Petersburg, Alaska, US
U.S. Marine Corps
LCPL, H&S CO, 1ST BN, 9TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF
07/08/1967, Quang Tri Province , South Vietnam
Donald is buried at Petersburg Memorial Cemetery in Petersburg, Alaska
Memories of Donald:
I met Kito in communications school at Camp Pendleton in 1966. We got along right away since we were the old guys (20 and 23). We had a lot of laughs together on base and off. I really enjoyed his company. We were separated in Viet Nam. I went south of DaNang and he went to Khe San. I ran into him in early 1967 just outside of DaNang but we only had a few minutes to talk. He was the same old Kito. I learned of his death from someone who served with him when I was at Camp LeJeune in January of 68. I can’t believe that it has been 39 years since I saw him last and I still have him in my memories.
Posted by: George Moder
Thank you for your sacrifice. My students at Petersburg High School (your high school) learn about you every year in my U.S. History class. Your rubbing hangs on our school wall. A scholarship is given to a graduate every year in honor of you and your sacrifice. You are not forgotten.
Posted by: Jim Engell – U.S. History teacher Petersburg High School
I met Harry at the Ft. Hamilton, Brooklyn, NY induction center on March 4, 1966. We went to Parris Island together and were assigned to Plt. 365. Harry was one of two platoon “housemouses.” Always quick to help, Harry had a kind word for everyone and was a class act. We kept in touch in Vietnam by mail. I’m still saddened to think of his death. He was an outstanding Marine. Semper Fi, Harry. You’re still missed.
Posted by: Timothy Dunn