Sketch by Cliff Wheeler
Warrant Officer, Aviator
281st Assault Helicopter Company
10th CAB, 17th CAG, 1st AVN BDE
From New York, New York
Born June 9, 1945
His helicopter was shot down on December 2, 1966 in Laos
Presumed to have died while missing.
Rotary Wing Training class 66-13
Vietnam Wall Panel 13E, Line 5
Warrant Officer Donald Harrison was born on June 09, 1945 in
Jamaica, New York, a suburb of Queens/New York City, New York.
Donald attended New York City public schools and graduated from
Andrew Jackson High School, Cambria, New York in 1963.
He joined the army in August of 1963 and was trained as an airborne qualified Medical Corpsman. He reached the rank of E-5 while being assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He left Fort Bragg in December of 1965 to attend flight school at Camp Wolters, Texas. He graduated with Class 66-13 at Fort Rucker Alabama in September of 1966.
Following flight school Donald traveled to South Vietnam where on October 7, 1966 he was assigned to the 281st Assault Helicopter Company. On December 2, 1966, Donald was killed in action while performing aircrew duties as a pilot on UH-1D 65-10088.
WO Daniel Arthur Sulander, SP4 William Joseph Bodzick and SP4 Lee Joseph Boudreaux, Jr. were also lost in the same aircraft crash. Donald was 21 years old at the time of his death. His Interment was in Gravesite 6007, Section V. of the Long Island National Cemetery, located at 2040 Wellwood Avenue, Farmingdale, New York, 11735-1211
For details covering the mission please see WO Daniel Sulander's memorial page.
A MAN IS NOT DEAD UNTIL HE IS FORGOTTEN
ONCE AN INTRUDER ... ALWAYS AN INTRUDER