Fred William Donaldson was the son of Charles Chris Donaldson and Myrtle Blanche Wilcox.

He was a passenger on the U.S.S. Epping Forest (LSD4) on 17 March 1944. He was wounded in action and evacuated to the U.S.S. President Adam where he died of shrapnel wounds received in action against the enemy on Guam. His body was sent ashore for interment by the Graves Registrations Service at Guam Cemetery.

The Knoxville Journal, October 12, 1948
Pfc. Fred W. Donaldson, U.S. Marine Corps, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Donaldson of Dick Ford Lane, was wounded in action on Guam, July 22, 1944. Died July 23, 1944. Survivors: parents; sisters, Mrs. Edna Donaldson, Bryant; Mrs. John A. Coleman, Knoxville; Mrs. Elmer Dupes of Vonore.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 10 August 1922
  • Date of death: 23 July 1944
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Marine Corps
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Woodlawn Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Middle Panel
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