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Sgt Donald Richard Bushong
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Birth: Sep. 14, 1946
Death: Jul. 14, 1968
Quang Nam, Vietnam

Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps

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, SGT Bushong was killed in action when he sustained wounds from an explosive device. His body was recovered.


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


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

Sgt Donald R. Bushong has Honoree Record 3589 at

The Pontiac Press
Pontiac, Michigan
22 July 1968


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.
Roseland Park Cemetery
Oakland County
Michigan, USA
Created by: Charles A. Lewis
Record added: Aug 04, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 94799931
Sgt Donald Richard Bushong
Added by: Sue Seeterlin Rice
Sgt Donald Richard Bushong
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For a project in my history class, I have written a report on Donald to remember a fallen Vietnam war hero. I have chosen Donald based on birth place and I will be making a creation to leave at the wall for him. I have never met him although I am honored ...(Read more)
 Added: Mar. 15, 2016
Butch, what fun we had as kids. I'll always remember the neighborhood.
- Kathie Brown
 Added: Jan. 8, 2016
Thank you Don, for your ultimate sacrifice.
- Sue Seeterlin Rice
 Added: Nov. 16, 2015
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