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.