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Corp Donald Maurice Stotts

Corp Donald Maurice Stotts

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Death 28 Mar 1971 (aged 20)
Burial Fenton, Genesee County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 79575589 · View Source
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On the night of 27/28 March 1971 Fire Support Base (FSB) Mary Ann was occupied by 209 Americans from several units of the Americal Division:

HHC 1/46th Infantry;
C Co 1/46th Infantry;
a Recon Platoon;
elements of a Mortar Platoon;
two 155mm howitzer sections, 3/16th Arty; and
twenty ARVN artillerymen.

At approximately 0230 hours, 28 March 1971, the VC mounted a coordinated mortar and sapper attack. Almost simultaneously with the mortar attack, sappers employed satchel charges and rocket propelled grenades (RPG) to penetrate the FSB's perimeter. Americans in the perimeter bunkers hunkered down until the explosions from the mortar rounds, satchel charges, and RPGs had subsided, but by then the sappers had breached the trench line and were inside the base. Once inside FSB Mary Ann, the sappers struck over half the bunkers. By the time the VC withdrew, 30 American soldiers were dead and 76 wounded.

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PERSONAL DATA
Home of Record: Fenton, MI
Date of birth: 06/05/1950

MILITARY DATA
Service: Army of the United States
Grade at loss: E4
Rank: Specialist Four
ID No: 386509802
MOS: 11B20: Infantryman
Length Service: **
Unit: 2ND PLT, C CO, 1ST BN, 46TH INFANTRY, 198TH INFANTRY BDE, AMERICAL DIV, USARV

CASUALTY DATA
Start Tour: 06/24/1970
Incident Date: 03/28/1971
Casualty Date: 03/28/1971
Age at Loss: 20
Location: Quang Tin Province, South Vietnam
Remains: Body recovered
Identified: 04/03/1971
Casualty Type: Hostile, died while missing
Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
Casualty Detail: Artillery, rocket, or mortar

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Michigan ,SP4 Co C 46 Inf 196 Inf BDE,Vietnam BSM AM Arcom PH


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  • Maintained by: Billy M. Brown
  • Originally Created by: Carl Davis
  • Added: 30 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 79575589
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Corp Donald Maurice Stotts (5 Jun 1950–28 Mar 1971), Find A Grave Memorial no. 79575589, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Fenton, Genesee County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Billy M. Brown (contributor 46859520) .