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Maj Donnie Len Darrow

Maj Donnie Len Darrow

Birth
Sleeper, Laclede County, Missouri, USA
Death 30 Nov 1967 (aged 30)
Thua Thien-Hue, Vietnam
Burial Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, USA
Plot Section 33 Site 240
Memorial ID 555323 · View Source
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Major Darrow #079529
MOS:7561 Pilot HMH/M/L/A(I)

Donnie enlisted in the Marines 8 June 1960,
at Annapolis.
He arrived in Vietnam 22 October 1967 and
was assigned to HMM-362,MAG-36,1st Marine
Air Wing.Donnie was the pilot of a UH-34D
that crashed and exploded on Dong Nhut
Mountain,due to bad weather conditions and
darkness,8 kilometers northeast of Phu Loc.
There were no survivors.Identification was
made of the recovered bodies,but not of
Major Darrow.He was listed as Missing In
Action.He was found and body recovered 22
November 1968 and identified 13 December
1968.
Major Darrow served his country for 8 years.
Survived by his wife;Norma J Darrow,his 3
children,Deretha A,Donieta L and Lonnie L
Darrow all of Havelock,NC and his father,Lee
L Darrow of Lebanon,MO.
His mother Dorothy Davis address unknown.


Inscription

DONNIE L
DARROW
MISSOURI
MAJOR
US MARINE CORPS
VIETNAM
JANUARY 19 1937
NOVEMBER 30 1967
AM & 5 GS - PH


  • Maintained by: Tony
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 555323
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maj Donnie Len Darrow (19 Jan 1937–30 Nov 1967), Find A Grave Memorial no. 555323, citing Springfield National Cemetery, Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Tony (contributor 47235247) .