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PFC Donald Lyle Elliott

PFC Donald Lyle Elliott

Birth
Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
Death 10 Aug 1969 (aged 19)
Quang Tri, Vietnam
Burial Johnston, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
Memorial ID 18810128 · View Source
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PFC Elliott#2418631
MOS:0341 Mortarman.

Donald was an only son.He was born in
Providence,Rhode Island,where he attended
Cranston Jr High School,before the Elliott
family moved to Springfield,MASS sometime
during 1965.Donald graduated with the Class
of 1968 from the Springfield Technical High
School.
Donald enlisted in the Marines 13 September
1968 at the Springfield Recruiting Office.
Donald arrived in Vietnam 6 June 1969 and
was assigned to a Mortar Platoon with H&S
Company,2nd Battalion,3rd Marine Regiment,
3rd Marine Division.
The H&S Mortar Platoon was attached to Echo
Company,2nd Battalion,3rd Marine Regiment,
3rd Marine Division in August,during Operation
Idaho Canyon.
At approximately 0430H,while in their night
defensive position,the 3rd Platoon of Echo
and the Mortar Platoon were assaulted by an
NVA Company using mortar fire,automatic
weapons fire and hand grenades at Mutters
Ridge,8 kilometers northwest of Vandergrift
Combat Base and 16 kilometers north north-
west of Ca La Airfield.
Donald died from multiple fragmentation wounds to the back of his head and back from incoming mortar fire and grenades during the engagement with enemy forces.
Donald was single and served his country for
10 months and 28 days.KIA#44,644.
He had been in Vietnam for 2 months and 4 days.
Donald was 19 years and 3 days old and died 3
days later after his 19th birthday.
Survived by his parents;James R & Catherine
Jean Elliott,and his older sister;Catherine D
Elliott of Regency Woods,Apt A-9,Doylestown,
PA.
His family had recently moved there while
Donald was serving in the Marines.


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  • Maintained by: Tony
  • Originally Created by: Robert
  • Added: 7 Apr 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18810128
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Donald Lyle Elliott (7 Aug 1950–10 Aug 1969), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18810128, citing Highland Memorial Park, Johnston, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by Tony (contributor 47235247) .