Monday, November 21, 2016

PFC John A. McDonald

PFC John A. McDonald was born 15 Apr 1925 in Syracuse, New York. He was the 3rd of 4 children and only son born to Louis Edward and Evaline Lorena (Knapp) McDonald. His father worked as a house painter.

John was drafted in August 1943. After his initial training he was sent to England. He was transferred from the replacement depot to Headquarters 1st Battalion 116th Infantry on 22 Jul 1944. Serving as a scout, PFC McDonald was wounded by shrapnel in the left leg on 21 Oct 1944 but he remained on duty. PFC McDonald was killed in action on 21 Nov 1944.

PFC McDonald was repatriated and re-interred in Oakwood Cemetery in Syracuse, New York.

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