Donald Lee Kingery

First Lieutenant
Army of the United States
23 November 1946 - 30 November 1969
Arkadelphia, Arkansas
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Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Donald Lee Kingery

27 Jun 2002

Don and I met as newly-minted 2LTs of Armor at the officer basic course at Fort Knox, KY, in June 68. He was generous and posessed an easy humor. Don and I continued to be friends until he got orders and was off to Vietnam ahead of me. He truly was all that was good of us as then young men, and when it is said that war always takes the best of the nation ... it is said of soldiers and friends like LT Don Kingery. May God bless you for your sacrifice and give His peace to your family.

A memorial initiated by a fellow officer,
James F. Meyer

20 Jul 2004

Don, you were my best friend, my savior in times that were not fair, my hero in all things, and my "Big Brother". It has been so long now since I have seen your face and there is not a day that goes by that I do not miss you - your smile.

What would my life have been if you had not been lost to me? How would I be different - what person would I be? These are questions that will never be answered and in reality should not be.

You have a nephew that is so much like you. He has so many of your traits that you would think he was your child instead of mine. He looks, acts, smiles, and shines like you still do in my mind. He will carry the family name until maybe he passes it on to his son. His name - Matthew Lee. You have a niece, also. Such a beautiful person who has a daughter of her own now. The name you gave me, also, will be passed on - her name is Aligayle Grace.

I will always miss you - I will always long to know you as a man.
Your loving sister. Always

From his little sister,
Sandy Fryar
1209 So. Crystal Springs Rd, Royal, Ar 71968

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his sister,
Sandy Fryar
1209 So. Crystal Springs Rd, Royal, Ar 71968 
27 Jun 2002

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
Last updated 07/20/2004