Robert Alfred Dondero

Sergeant Major
Army of the United States
15 June 1927 - 06 November 1969
Brockton, Massachusetts
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06 Aug 2005

Uncle Spike,
I still miss the donuts...

30 May 2007

We are all so proud of you, Uncle Spike. We talk about you often.

From his niece,
Paula Dondero
Payette, Idaho

24 Dec 2006

CSM Dondero, it was 37 years ago last month that my life changed in a way I will never forget. Your room next to mine in the compound was suddenly empty. We had become the closest of friends, both old men in comparison to most of the others. I think of you often and remember you as the finest soldier I ever had the privilege of serving with in my 30 years in the Army. Gone but not forgotten.

From a friend,
Samuel H. Hadley
Sergeant Major, US Army (Retired)

30 May 2007

Uncle Spike,

I only remember one day of my life meeting you and it was on a Valentine's Day in the 60's. I came home from school and you were there ... I gave you all of the Valentines I received at school. Even though my Dad, your brother, was in Vietnam at the time, you stopped in to check on us and for some reason, I think you knew you would never return. I'm sad because I never got to know you like I wanted to but the memory I do have will be with me for all of my days.

Till we meet again,
your niece
Janet Dondero Campbell

A Note from The Virtual Wall

Command Sergeant Major Dondero was a veteran of World War Two, Korea, and Vietnam, and the recipient of two Legion of Merit awards as well as two Bronze Stars. He and his wife Helen are buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Photos courtesy of the Arlington Cemetery web site

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his niece,
Paula Dondero

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 06 Aug 2005
Last updated 12/06/2007