|courtesy of Steve Edquist|
Donald was drafted in September 1944. After his basic military training he was sent to the European theater. PVT Raasch was transferred to A Company 116th Infantry from the replacement depot on 1 Mar 1945. He was wounded sometime prior to dying of his wound(s) on 4 Apr 1945 but the wound(s) were not reported prior to that. It is unknown why that happened.
PVT Raasch was repatriated and re-interred in the Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
His brother, Delbert George Edward Raasch, served in the U.S. Navy as an AM2.