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Corp Nathan Uri McDonald
Birth: Mar. 29, 1929
Ohio, USA
Death: Oct. 25, 1951, North Korea

Ohio Corp. 5th Cav. 1 Div. Inf.
Nathan was married for a few days, was shipped over to Korea. Had injuries to his face, hospitialized and then returned to the front line. He was killed in an ambush, while he and a few of his men went back to get their fallen dead from earlier in the day. He was an exceptional artist, a wonderful son and brother. His comrad's said he had received in the mail the day he was killed, a letter with word he had a new niece & a picture he was showing everyone.
That was my picture. Im so glad to know that he had a few moments that day where the war was not the only thing on his mind. He was a hero.

Medina Co. Gazette dated 1-11-1952: CPL MCDONALD IS KILLED IN KOREAN WAR Chippewa Lake Soldier first reported missing was 1947 LeRoy Grad. A Chippewa Lake soldier, Cpl. Nathan McDonald, has been reported by the Defense department as having been killed in action in Korea, according to a news release this week. Unofficially his death brings to three the number of Medina County men killed in the Korean war. Others are Clarence (Bud) Holl Jr, 29 of Hinckley and Cpl William F. Varney, 19 of Wadsworth. However a former Spencer boy M. Sgt James R. Howe, was killed in Korea, Pvt. Donald H. Burkey of Chippewa Lake drowned while swimming in the Susquehanna river, and Pvt. Ernest Koenig of Brunswick died in a Battle Creek Mich, Army hospital after serving with the Army in Germany. Cpl McDonald, the 22 yr old son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert McDonald had been fighting with Co. A 5th Calalry regiments in Korea for seven months and failed to return from a night patrol action. Last November, his wife, who makes her home with her parents-in-law, received two leters from her husbands buddies in which they offered sympathy on his death. One of the letters from a buddy in a hospital, contained signatures of seven men who reported seeing Cpl. McDonald dead. Up to that time Mrs. McDonald had received no official word from the Defense department, but upon inquiry from the American Red Cross was learned that he was missing in action. Cpl McDonald, a native of Chippewa Lake, graduated from LeRoy high school in 1947 and worked for the A. I Root company, Nichols Electrical Equipment company and the state highway department before going into service Dec. 12, 1950. He married Miss Dorothy Rubright of Copley, Feb 26, 1951. Besides the parents and widow, Cpl. McDonald leaves two sisters, Mrs Roberta Humble, at home and Mrs. Patty Sprowl of Rittman; also a younger brother, Donald at home.

Medina Co. Gazette dated 2-1-1952: HOLD RITES FOR CHIPPEWA SOLDIER KILLED IN KOREA; IDENTIFICATION IS MADE. Services will be said Saturday over the remains of Cpl Nathan U McDonald. 22 yr old Chippewa Lake man, who was killed in action in Korea last Oct, 25. Rev. Aubrey Crawford, pastor of the Chippewa Lake Methodist church will officiate at the services at the Waite funeral home at 3 p. m. Burial will be in LeRoy cemetery, where the Medina American Legion firiing squad and bugler will take a part. UPON APPLICATION of the soldiers parents. Mr. and Mrs. Robert McDonald of Chippewa Lake, Common Pleas Judge Windsor E. Kellogg on Wednesday approved the opening of the casket to assure positive identification of the remains. Arriving in Cleveland at noon Thursday accompanied by a military escort, the remains were taken to the funeral home, where Dr. Nathan I. Galin, local dentist, made positive identification by a partial denture. (NOTE: Aunt Roberta said that Grampa Bob viewed the body only...the Koreans had removed gold teeth...but Grampa knew it was Uncle Nate from a scar he had on one of his fingers. They had cut his throat and removed his ring finger and wedding ring). Cpl McDonald a 1947 LeRoy high school graduate had been fighting with Co. A. 5th Cavalry regiment in Korea for seven months. He failed to return from a night patrol action. He was employed at the A I Root company, Nichols Electrical Equipment company and state highway deprtment before going into service Dec. 12, 1950. Besides his parents he leaves a wife, the former Dorthy Rubright of Copley; two sisters, Roberta of Chippewa Lake and Mrs. Patt Kwas Sprowl of Rittman and a younger brother Donald McDonald at home.

Medina Co. Gazette dated 2/5/1952 Services for Cpl Nathan W. (should have been U.) McDonald who was killed in action in Korea last Oct 25 were conducted by Rev. Aubrey Crawford in the Waite funeral home in Medina, Saturday afternoon. Interment was made in the LeRoy cemetery.

American Battle Monuments Commission: The Korean War Honor Roll: Nathan U. McDonald Born 1929
Corporal, U. S. Army Killed in Action Died October 25, 1951 in Korea
Corporal McDonald was a member of the 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on October 15, 1951. Corporal McDonald was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the Unitd Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal. 
 
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 Parents:
  Robert Uri McDonald (1903 - 1969)
  Mabel Delight Harper McDonald (1907 - 1983)
 
 Siblings:
  Roberta Mae McDonald Humbel (1928 - 2010)*
  Nathan Uri McDonald (1929 - 1951)
  Patricia Louise McDonald Kwas (1932 - 1994)*
  Donald Dawson McDonald (1933 - 2002)*
  Raymond Gray McDonald (1934 - 1934)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
OHIO
CPL 5 CAV (INF) 1 CAV DIV (INF)
KOREA
 
Burial:
Westfield Cemetery
Medina County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Row 16 west side of center lane
 
Created by: Beverly Sprowl Teibel
Record added: Dec 14, 2006
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Corp Nathan Uri McDonald
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- J&D Peterson
 Added: Apr. 10, 2016
Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice for our country. May you rest in peace.
- Twila
 Added: Mar. 17, 2016
Those who give the ultimate sacrifice deserve always to be remembered with my greatest respect
- Vaughan Mavir
 Added: Mar. 1, 2016
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