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Wood, Donald Wayne


Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 5/9/2007 at 17:07:01

Wood, Donald Wayne

Traer, IA

Serial No: 6217577

Born: Oct 30, 1922

Parents: Frederick and Annabelle L. Grapes Wood

Entered Navy: Apr 24, 1943, Seabees

Training in US: Camp Peary, VA; Camp Endicott, Davisville, RI; Gulfport, MS; Camp Rosseau, CA; Port Hueneme, CA

Left for Overseas: Port Hueneme, CA on Apr 24, 1944; arrived Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, May 1, 1944. Assigned 101st US Navy Seabee Bn., Co. C, 1st Pl'n.

Engagements: Saipan, Okinawa

Medals-Ribbons: Good Conduct, Asiatic-Pacific, 2 Bronze Stars, American Theater, Victory

Returned to US: Okinawa on Nov 15, 1945; arrived Seattle, WA on Dec 4, 1945

Discharged: Great Lakes, IL on Jan 24, 1946

Rating: Coxwain

Months in Service: In US, 13; overseas, 20

Present Occupation: Roll sharpening discs, electrician's helper

(Veteran data included here was generously provided by the American Legion Kubik-Finch Post #142, Traer, IA; data gathered by the Legion about 1949.)

Researcher Note: Donald Wayne and his wife, Eleanor Schutt Wood are buried in Buckingham Cemetery, Traer, IA as well as his parents. Buckingham is online.


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