DONALD KENT McLEAN
SGT - E5 - Army -
11th Armored Cavalry
22 year old Married, Caucasian, Male
Born on Apr 26, 1946
From EAST DETROIT, MICHIGAN
Length of service 1 year.
His tour of duty began on Sep 22, 1968
Casualty was on Feb 07, 1969
in BINH DUONG, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
OTHER EXPLOSIVE DEVICE
Body was recovered
18201 Clinton River Rd
Clinton Township, MI 48038
Section 11, Lot 907, Grave 1
Panel 33W - - Line 80
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Photo submitted by Gary G.
Coats, K Troop Medic 9-1-2011
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Bill Blanton remembers Donald Kent McLean
January 25, 2014
"I Was With Him"
Posted By: Bill Blanton
He was my Track Commander....I was with him, Carr and SSGT Garrett on the
search that day....SSGT Garrett had just told me to give the radio to Medic
Gary Coats and I went in with these three...
Gary Coates remembers Donald Kent McLean
September 1, 2011
Posted By: Gary G. Coates
I will never forget you talking in your sleep.
Don's sister Debbie Celani, brother-in-law Pat Celani and Gary Coates St. Louis, MO reunion
Debbie remembers Donald
January 28, 2011
Posted By: Debbie
Thanks for your postings. I am Donnie's sister. If anyone has any more
remembrance of Donnie could you please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Terry Sasek Class of 66 EDHS remembers Donald
June 17, 2006
"High School Friend"
Posted By: Terry Sasek
Relationship: Friend From High School
We went to East Detroit High School together. Don was a great athlete and was always
willing to help out where he could. He didn't belittle us underclassmen. He
helped guide us and really knew how to build up your abilities and confidence to achieve
your goals. I had enlisted in the Air Force and was serving as an advisor at
Binh-Thuy AB in the Delta when I heard of Don's death. It was very hard to know that
the guy who had helped me so many times at home was so close to us in the Nam and we
weren't there to help him when he needed us. I never knew what exactly happened that
day but I have always hoped it was quick and that he didn't suffer. He was a great
man and will never be forgotten as long as I'm alive. My father is buried in the
next section over from Don and I visit him every time I go to see my Dad.
Gary G. Coates remembers Donald Kent McLean
November 26, 2002
"February 7, 1969"
Posted By: Patti
Relationship: I Was The Medic There When Donald Was Killed.
I will Never forget this day the remarks that I made to a comrade, only a few minutes
before. Then seeing you laying there on the ground. I only wished that I had
been more at myself to have checked you better or to have done more for you.
Patti remembers Donald Kent McLean
August 28, 2002
"Sleep Peacefully Donnie"
Posted By: Patti
Donald McLean was a kind and loving person. I never heard him raise his voice nor heard
him say an unkind word about anyone. He had a wonderful smile that made people feel
comfortable and at home. I would like others to know about this gentle soul who made
the ultimate sacrifice. Hollywood has failed to portray these men and women.
Sleep peacefully, Donnie, Lord knows, you deserve it!
Love & Hugs,
Donny McLean remembers Donald Kent McLean
November 6, 2002
Posted By: Donny McLean
I too am called Donald McLean. I know little of you but to read of your short life
saddens me immensely as we are kinsmen. Sleep well Donnie - a little part of you
will someday rest with me.