William Thomas “Tom” McDonald

William Thomas “Tom” McDonald

Birth
Harris County, Texas, USA
Death 16 Jul 1971 (aged 21)
Bexar County, Texas, USA
Burial San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Plot Section W, Site 1156
Memorial ID 71993020 · View Source
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2LT US AIR FORCE
VIETNAM

The following article was published in the Big Spring Daily Herald on Sunday, July 18, 1971:

Officer, Bride Die
En Route To Webb

A 21 year-old Air Force lieutenant en route to Big Spring for assignment in the Webb AFB Information Office and his bride were killed near San Antonio Friday in a crash at a farm road intersection where a stop sign had been stolen.

The collision of their small car with a pickup truck killed 2nd Lt. William McDonald, 21, and his wife Andrea, 19, of suburban Universal City. The pickup driver was injured.

Lt. McDonald had already visited Big Spring and placed a deposit on an apartment here, and he and wife were due here this weekend. Webb was his first duty assignment with the Air Force.

Officers said the missing stop sign would have halted the foreign car, moving west on F 1604 across FM 1535.


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  • Created by: Dennis Alan Deel
  • Added: 26 Jun 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 71993020
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Thomas “Tom” McDonald (21 Oct 1949–16 Jul 1971), Find a Grave Memorial no. 71993020, citing Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Dennis Alan Deel (contributor 46590424) .