The database page for Leroy Melvin Donovan
I adopted SFC Donovan on 20 Aug 2005, with the intention of reminding people he is still there, and we have the responsibility of bringing him home.
From a fellow veteran,
A Note from The Virtual WallOn 19 May 1965 two men departed Holloway Airfield, Pleiku, on a visual reconnaissance flight. Both men were assigned to Headquarters, MACV; the pilot was Chief Warrant Officer Richard K. Harper of Burlington, MA, and his observer was SFC Leroy M. Donovan of Cedaredge, CO.
They simply disappeared. Searches along their planned route failed to locate the aircraft or its crew, and both men were classed as missing. A year later, an Army review board recommended they be reclassed as killed in action, body not recovered, a recommendation accepted by the Secretary of the Army. Their legal dates of death are 20 May 1966, a year and a day after they disappeared. Their remains have not been repatriated.
The point-of-contact for this memorial is|
a fellow veteran,
Jack R. Phares Jr.
7811 Kenwood Street, Commerce City, Co 80022
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 05 Feb 2007
Last updated 02/08/2007