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PFC Donald Leroy Rydgig

PFC Donald Leroy Rydgig

Birth
USA
Death 21 Mar 1945 (aged 20)
Burial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot Section: N, Grave: 897.
Memorial ID 10196986 · View Source
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Donald Leroy Rydgig grew up at 66 W. Tallmadge Avenue in Akron, Ohio. He attended Findley and Harris Elementary Schools and Jennings Junior High School. He graduated from North High School in June 1942. He was the son of John Rydgig and Eliz Best. He had four sisters; June, Mae, Dorothy, and Florabelle.

Donald was an outstanding track star at North High and the Ohio High School Cross Country State Champion in 1941.

He was a Private First Class in the U.S. Marines, 3rd Marine Division, Service #00832055.

He died of wounds on Iwo Jima and was awarded the Purple Heart with Gold Star.
Buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific Honolulu, HI. Section N Grave 897.
He was twenty years old at the time of his death.

Gravesite Details Entered the service from Ohio.

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  • Originally Created by: N8QNH
  • Added: 31 Dec 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10196986
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Donald Leroy Rydgig (21 Sep 1924–21 Mar 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10196986, citing National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .