Veterans Day Tribute to my Uncle Donald


Family Forest® "A People-Centered Approach To History".


The War, Veterans Day and Uncle Donald


More on remembering my Uncle Donald, "An Empty Trunk Full of Memories"


Donald H. Spangler

Lieutenant Junior Grade, U.S. Navy Service # 0-123579

United States Navy

Entered the Service from: Indiana

Died: 13-Nov-42

Missing in Action or Buried at Sea

Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

Manila, Philippines

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.


Family Forest® Sitemap



~ The website has been on the web since March 1996 ~

Family Forest® is a registered trademark of MPC, Inc.
Copyright ©2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, Millisecond Publishing Company, Inc. All rights reserved.