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Donald H. Spangler
Lieutenant Junior Grade, U.S. Navy
Service # 0-123579
United States Navy
Entered the Service from: Indiana
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery
Awards: Purple Heart
USS Atlanta, CL-5, the ship my Uncle Donald served on in World War II
United States Naval Academy were Uncle Donald became a midshipman in the Navy in 1938.
Martin Henry Spangler pictured below was the father of Donald Hays Spangler.
I never met my Uncle Donald because he died
9 years and 1 day before I was born. I have been told
he was a very fine person, and
I am honored to have his brother as my father.
Learn about the Veteran's History Project.