Donald Vernon Mc Gregor
Army of the United States
Salt Lake City, Utah
December 22, 1933 to August 13, 1963
DONALD V Mc GREGOR is on the Wall at Panel 1E, Line 26

Donald V Mc Gregor
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20 Nov 2000

He was a husband, father of 3, oldest brother of 7 children, friend to many and an outstanding officer. He will never be forgotten! Dad, we love you and will always will remember you. Your life lives on within our hearts!

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Captain McGregor was stationed in An Hoa (35km NW of Quang Ngai) at the time of his death. They were on a one day operation to Phuoc Lam when he was killed.

Dad was from Rupert, Idaho (he was the first Idaho man killed in Viet Nam). His Home of Record is listed as Salt Lake City as he graduated from the University of Utah and received his commission into the Army from that location.

A memorial initiated by his son,
Terry McGregor

Silver Star

The President of the United States of America,
authorized by Act of Congress, July 25, 1963,
has awarded the Silver Star, posthumously, to

For gallantry in action:

Captain Donald V. McGregor, Infantry, distinguished himself by gallantry in action while engaged in military operations on 13 August 1963. Captain McGregor demonstrated sound judgment, fortitude, and professional competence as an infantry unit advisor to the 51st Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, Army of the Republic of Vietnam. When a lead company of Vietnamese forces received hostile gun fire from ambush during a routine battalion operation, Captain McGregor disregarded his own personal safety, proceeded to the forward area, and advised the leading company commander in the most effective tactics and maneuvers to achieve military objectives. His courageous action, personal example, and dedicated devotion to duty inspired the Vietnamese officers and men to greater efforts and assured the success of the mission. Throughout the entire day of combat operations, he rendered invaluable assistance, advice and encouragement to his Vietnamese comrades until he was mortally wounded. Captain McGregor's conspicuous gallantry is in the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.

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