Oct 062011

SGT Donald Ray Chamblin, Jr.

Birth: Feb. 4, 1948, Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co.

Death: Mar. 8, 1968 Quang Tri Province, Vietnam

Donald Ray Chamblin Jr was 20 years old and was not married. It was reported that Donald died from artillery fire. His body was recovered. He was the son of Mr. Donald R Chamblin, Sr., of Charlotte, NC. He served with Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 13th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd MAF. He was awarded The Combat Action Ribbon(CAR), The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.

Burial: Sharon Memorial Park, Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC.

(Source: Posted with permission of Tom & Jim Reece, #46857744; finding NC Vietnam KIA/MIA’s gravesites; Reconfigured and submitted by: Ron Yates)

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