PVT David H. McDonald was born in 1908 in New York City, New York. He was the son of William J. McDonald. In 1927 he married Josephine Ethel Knapp and they had a daughter soon after. By 1943 they had moved to Stamford, Connecticut where David worked.
David was drafted in January 1944 and after basic training was sent to Europe. He was transferred from the replacement depot to M Company 116th Infantry on 7 Aug 1944. PVT McDonald was killed in action on 27 Aug 1944.
PVT McDonald rests forever in the Brittany American Cemetery.