Lest We Forget

Name: Donald V. Zimmerman War: World War II

Rank: Private 1st Class Serial number: 907460 Branch: Marine Corps

Unit: 1028th Platoon, USMC

Battle: Pelelieu, South Pacific - Sept 26, 1944

Decorations: Purple Heart - Marksmanship – among other ribbons

Date born: January 22, 1925

Place born: Louisiana

Date died: September 26, 1944

How died: Killed in action

Place died: Pelelieu, Palau Islands

Place buried: Initially Pelelieu – then in the Rosepine Cemetery

Home place: DeRidder at time of death

School(s): The schools at Rosepine and then Sugartown where he graduated

Affiliations: Hopewell Baptist

Interests: Not known

Spouse: Helen Schales

Children: None

Parents: W. J. and Della Mae Hines Zimmerman

Siblings: Bobbie Faye Whiddon – Ed (Skeet) Zimmerman – Dean Zimmerman


Data provided by: His widow: Helen C. Schales Welker, 701 W. 9th St., DeRidder, LA

Provided: Letter from the chaplain, high school diploma, photo of grave on Pelelieu

Date printed: October 24, 2002

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