Donald G.  Bousley

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 Private First Class Donald George Bousley was born on March 18, 1949 in Ann Arbor, Michigan to Mr. and Mrs. Ferris G. Bousley. Donald is a 1968 graduate of Ann Arbor High School.

Private First Class Bousley enlisted in the Army in June of 1968. He began his tour of duty in Tay Ninh Province, South Vietnam on November 20, 1968 serving with C Company, 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division as an infantryman. Donald was killed by enemy small arms fire during an ambush on December 22, 1968 just one month and two days after arriving "In-Country". He was posthumously awarded two Bronze Star Medals, the Purple Heart, and the Combat Infrantryman's Badge.

Private First Class Donald George Bousley is survived by his parents and two brothers. He lived for 19 years, 9 months and 4 days. He is resting in Washtenong Memorial Park in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Don is listed on the Vietnam Memorial in Ypsilanti Township. His name also appears on the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, DC on Panel 36W Line 063.


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Brian McGregor
School Friend and Neighbor
Howell, Mi 48843 USA
Don lived around the block from me. Many times we would walk to school together in junior high. We had a larger high school class of over 900 graduates for 1967 so like any large school you get lost in the crowd. Another neighbor and friend Charles Brown was killed in May of 1968. He was the first in our circle of friends, etc. I was in basic training when Don died. I learned of his death after coming home from my own tour in Vietnam in 1970. The area in which we live in here in Michigan has an outstanding memorial for Washtenaw County for all those that gave their lives.
Saturday, February 26, 2000


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