Pfc. Donald Lyle Elliott
United States Marine Corps
2nd BN, 3rd Marines, 3rd MarDiv, III MAF, H&S Co.
Quang Tri Province, SVN
August 7 1950 - August 10, 1969
"A Good Friend Is Hard To Find, Hard To Loose And Impossible To Forget"66th Birthday Remembrance
"Don, Your spirit is with us always but more so this and every holiday season. While your last Christmas was celabrated prepairing to go to war, you once more enjoy the love and peace of Christmas in God's Kingdom"
Pfc. Donald Lyle Elliott
U.S. Marine Corps Yearbook Courtesy of Dan McKay (USMC)
U.S. Marine Corps Yearbook
Courtesy of Dan McKay (USMC)
|2nd Bet / 3rd Marines||3rd Mar Div||3rd MAF||H&S Copmpany|
Patriotism Is Honoring Those Who Are Patriots. Marine Pfc. Donald Elliott Is One."
Donald L Elliott was born in Providence in 1950 and for the first 15 years of his life, lived in a small neighborhood in Cranston, Rhode Island. He attended Daniel D Waterman Elementary School and Park View Junior High School until he, along with his family moved to Springfield, MA in 1965. He attended Technical High School in Springfield and graduated in 1968. In the Autumn of 1968, Donald L Elliott enlisted in The United States Marine Corps and arrived in Vietnam, on June 6, 1969. During his short stay, his unit was attacked by a North vietnamese 3 prong assault on the morning of August 10, 1969. Donald, a mortarman was killed during that assault. Don was said to have been a great Marine but above all, he was a beloved friend to so many, including myself. It is for this reason, I and so many have chosen to honor his spirit. Personally, I have chosen to see that Don along with another friend and U.S. Marine are honored for their service and their friendship. These guys are sorely missed by so many..
We really do need your help with building this memorial to our late friend and U.S. Marine Donald Lyle Elliott. You do not need to know web editing and no financial aid is asked nor will be accepted. If you wish to contribute money, please contribute to your favorite charity in Donald's name. What is most needed is your thoughts, stories, letters and memories as well as pictures.
Your contributions of these items will allow us to create a memorial thaty tells a story about this brave young man. It is our desire to see that Donald L Elliott's short life is not limited to a name carved on a wall or in the memories of those who loved him. Those of us who knew him personally are getting on in years, so telling our stories about Donald is the best way to present this living, breathing American hero. It is also a beautiful way to remind others of the sacrifice of 58,204 other young Americans like our beloved friend and hero Donald Lyle Elliott. Thank you for helping us remember our Marine.