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Dr Francis Leo Donaldson
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Birth: Oct. 12, 1897
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Aug. 2, 1975
Ormond Beach
Volusia County
Florida, USA

Served on the USS Alabama during WWI. The story goes that after he was assigned to the Alabama an officer ordered all enlistees to form a line. He then began to rant about the Irish race, saying among other things that they are so ashamed to be Irish they would not identify themselves as such and that if there were any Irish in the line they would not step forward. Leo and several others stepped forward. The officer then said that anyone who would step forward after such a tirade had what it took to be a fireman on a ship.

Served on the USS Palawan during WWII as a dentist.

Husband of Mabel Josephine Erckert Donaldson.
Family links: 
  James F. Donaldson (1866 - 1911)
  Bridget Stines Donaldson (1864 - 1934)
  Mabel Josephine Erckert Donaldson (1904 - 1996)
  Francis Leo Donaldson (1897 - 1975)
  Rita A. Donaldson Hammill (1902 - 1973)*
*Calculated relationship
Shady Rest Cemetery
Holly Hill
Volusia County
Florida, USA
Created by: S. Donaldson
Record added: Oct 22, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 5083831
Dr Francis Leo Donaldson
Added by: Douglas Little
Dr Francis Leo Donaldson
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- R I P
 Added: Oct. 29, 2016
WWI - WWII Veteran - thank you for your service in both wars - REST IN PEACE
- Tom "Homer" W.
 Added: Aug. 25, 2016

- Cinnamon Girl
 Added: Aug. 21, 2016
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