VIETNAM - SIMIELE, DONATO JOSEPH

Simiele, Donato Joseph

VIETNAM - SIMIELE, DONATO JOSEPH
SIMIELE, DONATO JOSEPH

Rank: Sergeant

Unit: Howitzer Battery, 3rd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 13B – Cannon Crewmember

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Unit awards: Presidential Unit Citation, Valorous Unit Award, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 28-Aug-1946

Hometown: Amsterdam, New York

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 15-Sep-1966

Start of tour: 19-Jul-1967

Incident date: 9-Jun-1968

Date of casualty: 9-Jun-1968

Age at death: 21

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Artillery/Mortar/Rocket. Artillery, rocket, or mortar.
Donato Joseph Simiele died from wounds received while on command post when came under hostile mortar attack.

Location of fatality: Gia Dinh, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Mount Carmel Cemetery, Amsterdam, New York, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 58W 014 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

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