SAINT CLAIR SHORES, MI, USA U.S. Army SSG, HHC, 1ST BRIGADE SPECIAL TROOPS BATTALION, 1 BCT, FORT HOOD, TX BAGHDAD, IRAQ 10/11/2007
Staff Sergeant Donald L. Munn II, 25, was leading his platoon on a mission when he sensed something was wrong, according to his grandmother, Dorothy Richards. Munn focused on getting all of his men out safely but he was the last to leave when the bomb exploded.
It was his second tour in Iraq. He came home and then re-enlisted, according to Richards. Munn was scheduled to come home at the end of the month but his deployment was extended an additional three months.
SSG Munn truly believed that his mission was to protect the United States not for himself, but for future generations. He wanted to make a difference, he told his wife. During his five years in the Army, he did just that.
Munn recently married Jennifer (Salvador) Munn, an Army soldier from California whom he met while they were stationed in Germany. They have a daughter, Jordan Lynn, who is 17 months old.
Munn enjoyed sports, especially baseball, according to childhood friend, David Krenzer. Donald was voted “Everyone’s Best Friend” in high school. After high school, Munn continued his studies at Western Michigan University majoring in criminal law.
“He was loved by everybody,” said Krenzer.
“He put everybody else before himself,” said friend Patrick Trueblood of St. Clair Shores.
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