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Donald "The Great Santini" Conroy
Birth: Apr. 4, 1921
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: May 9, 1998
Beaufort
Beaufort County
South Carolina, USA

Military Figure. He was the father of author Pat Conroy, whose book, "The Great Santini," was based on the life of his father, Donald Conroy. In the movie version of "The Great Santini" Robert Duvall played the character based on Donald Conroy. He was part of the Black Sheep Squadron during the Korean War and served two tours of duty in Vietnam. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Frances Margaret Peek Egan (1925 - 1984)*
 
 Children:
  Pat Conroy (1945 - 2016)*
  Thomas Patrick Conroy (1960 - 1994)*
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Colon cancer 
Inscription:

Colonel
United States Marine Corps
World War II
Korea
Vietnam
Great Santini
 
Burial:
Beaufort National Cemetery
Beaufort
Beaufort County
South Carolina, USA
Plot: Section 62, Row O, Grave 182
GPS (lat/lon): 32.44227, -80.68105
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Feb 25, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 516349
Donald The Great Santini Conroy
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Remembering you on the anniversary of your passing. May you rest in peace and may God richly bless you. Thank you for serving this great country of ours Sir.
- Jeffrey Maksymowski
 Added: May. 9, 2016
I have not read the book, but I did see the movie. May you rest in peace, Marine. Semper Fi.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: May. 9, 2016
18 years
- Nancy Forrest
 Added: May. 8, 2016
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