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First Name: Donald

Last Name: Bushong

Birthplace:

Gender: Male

Branch: Marines (present)



Middle Name: Richard



Date of Birth: 14 September 1946

Date of Death: 14 July 1968

Rank: Sergeant

Years Served:
Donald Richard Bushong

   
Engagements:
•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)

Biography:

Donald Richard Bushong

Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps

Donald Richard Bushong was born on 14 September 1946.

On 14 July 1968, Sergeant Donald Richard Bushong was serving with L Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division, III Marine Amphibious Force, in Quang Nam Province, South Vietnam.

On that day, Sergeant Bushong was killed in action when he sustained wounds from an explosive device. His body was recovered.

Medals

Purple Heart
Marine Good Conduct Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Vietnam Campaign Medal

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The name Donald R Bushong is inscribed on Panel W52 Line 26 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.

The Pontiac Press
Pontiac, Michigan
22 July 1968

TROY MARINE DIED ON 2ND DUTY TOUR.

The Defense Department has announced that Marine Sgt. Donald Bushong, 21, of 1780 Westwood, Troy, was killed in action in Vietnam. He was killed in combat in Quang Nam Province of South Vietnam on 14 July. He had enlisted in the Marines when he was 17 and began his second tour of duty in Vietnam in January. Bushong attended Troy High School and finished his schooling in the service.

Military ceremonies. Funeral arrangements are pending at Price Funeral Home in Troy. Burial with full military ceremonies will be in Roselawn Park Cemetery, Berkley. Surviving are his wife, Karen; mother, Mrs. Margaret C. Bushong of Madison Heights; father, Donald W. of Troy; two sisters; one brother and a grandmother, Mrs. L. C. Bushong of North Canton, Ohio. Troy Mayor Jule R. Famularo has ordered that the flag at city hall be flown at half staff until the funeral. Sgt. Bushong is the second Troy man to die in the Vietnam War.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=94799931



Honoree ID: 3589   Created by: MHOH

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