David Letcher McDonald

Army of the United States
08 August 1947 - 21 June 1968
Jasper, Alabama
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Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

David L McDonald

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09 Jan 2004

I knew David from childhood ... he was wonderful, caring, loving and had a love for life. He loved horses and he and I rode all the time ... the best time was when we rode together and I could hold on to him. He was my great love! We wrote all the time when he was in Vietnam and we were talking about making our relationship more permanent when he got home. That never happened ... he has a wonderful sister that was my friend and a loving set of parents. I will always love you David, you were my first love. I know you are with the angels and looking down on all of us. I even bet you are on a beautiful white horse riding through the heavens.

Love, Linda

Linda G. Romero
1124 Highland Bluff Ct., Lincolnton, N C 28092

14 Nov 2006

I did not know David but he was good friends with one of my best friends and they were killed together when Johnny tried to rescue David on 21 June 1968. His being friends with Johnny means my friend had someone with him and he did not die alone. I wish the best to those who love David and I wish with all my heart that you could have met Johnny. David had a good friend in Johnny.

Leonard M Stuart
Sp4 A Co, 2nd Bn, 509th Airborne
P O Box 94, 114 Rogers Avenue, Jakin, Georgia 39861

A Note from The Virtual Wall

On 21 June 1968 the 1st Bn, 506th Infantry lost nine men in an engagement on the eastern side of the Orient River southwest of Trang Bang. They are
  • A Company:
    • PSGT Donald D. Korb, Aberdeen, SD
    • SGT David L. McDonald, Jasper, AL
    • SP4 Johnny D. Casey, Moultrie, GA
    • CPL Terry L. Fetzer, Cody, WY
    • CPL Kenneth C. Fleming, Zanesville, OH

  • C Company:
    • SGT William H. Glaspie, Fresno, CA
    • SGT Richard L. Tirico, New York, NY
    • SP4 Bradley J. Johnson, Tacoma, WA
    • PFC Johnnie Jackson, New York, NY

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 10 Jan 2004
Last updated 08/10/2009