SSG Donald J. Kerstetter was born in 1917 to Charles Augustus and Mary May (Thew) Kerstetter. His father was a long time public school teacher.
Donald was working as a driver when he was drafted in April 1943. After his initial training he was sent to Europe and on 11 Aug 1944 was transferred from the replacement depot to B Company 116th Infantry as a CPL. He was promoted to SSG on 13 Sep 1944. SSG Kerstetter was killed in action on 15 Sep 1944.
SSG Kerstetter is buried in the Brittany American Cemetery.