|Birth: ||Apr. 28, 1942|
|Death: ||Jun. 10, 2005|
Charles Vincent Donahue, 63, of Oscoda, Mich., died Friday, June 10, 2005, at his son's residence in Fredericksburg.
Mr. Donahue, a retired Navy chief, received the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal for service during the Cuban missile crisis. He served on the crash crew for Marine 1 under President John F. Kennedy. He was also a veteran of Vietnam, where his unit received the Meritorious Unit Commendation for distinguishing itself under combat conditions. He received the National Defense Service Medal, two Silver Stars and a Bronze Star. He was a member of the Naval Fleet Reserve, and after retirement he was a member of the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Knights of Columbus. He was also a master Mason of Lodge No. 397 in Gladwin, Mich.
He is survived by his children, Charles Robert Donahue and his wife, Shirley, of Fredericksburg, Maryann Rose Dumont and her husband, Brad, of Oscoda, Shawn Patrick Donahue of Fredericksburg and John Michael Donahue of Oscoda; three sisters, Edith Donahue, Barbara Langton and Alice Christiansen; a brother, Robert Kenunler; and eight grandchildren.
A graveside service will be conducted Tuesday, July 5, at 10 a.m. in Arlington National Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday, July 3, at Laurel Hill Funeral Home, Spotsylvania, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Charles Donahue was a warrior, a poet and a good father. He was loved by many and his energy, light and laughter will be missed.
Charles V. Donahue (1904 - 1953)
Alice Ruby Swenson Donahue (1905 - 1959)
Note: ABH1 US NAVY; VIETNAM
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Sec: 54, Site: 266
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Originally Created by: John C. Anderson
Record added: Mar 05, 2010
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