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Lt. BUD Norvel August McDonald was a remarkable soldier and family man. He also helped build the Alaskan Pipeline. Pictures of him in uniform are welcome.

Conflict Period:
Korean War 1
Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
First Lieutenant 1
Birth:
25 Jun 1924 1
St. Louis, Missouri 1
Death:
30 Sep 2010 1
Jefferson City, Missouri 1
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Full Name:
BUD Norvel August McDonald 1
Birth:
25 Jun 1924 1
St. Louis, Missouri 1
Death:
30 Sep 2010 1
Jefferson City, Missouri 1
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Korean War 1

Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
First Lieutenant 1
Service Start Date:
09 Sep 1950 1
Service End Date:
16 Aug 1952 1

World War II 1

Branch:
Army Air Forces 1
Rank:
E-6 Tech Sergeant 1
Enlistment Date:
25 Feb 1943 1
Enlistment Location:
Jefferson City, Missouri 1

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355th Infantry Division "The Rail Splitters" Landed on Omaha Beach

Bud McDonald enlisted for WWII service during his College Degree in Forestry Sciences.  He served as an E-6 Technical Sergeant in "E"asy Company, 4th Platoon, 355th Infantry Division known as "The Rail Splitters" when they landed on Omaha Beach.

An Officer and a Farmer

BUD McDonald loved his large family, growing trees, and farming to support his family.   Bud also worked as a Line Man, and helped build the original Alaskan Pipeline after his WWII and Korean service.

Before he passed in 2010, he joined his military buddies in a Memorial Flight to Washington, DC to see the WWII and Korea Memorials.

His loving family of 8 kids, 21 Grandkids, and 5 Great Grandchildren would love to know more about his military service if you knew him. 

Contact jacnrg@gmail.com to share his history and honor the service of all our soldiers who fought for our freedom.

 

Battle of the Bulge, Company E, 335th Inf Reg, 84th Division

Tech Sgt Norvel McDonald received a large certificate of appreciation for his role at the Battle of the Bulge.  We have a picture, but no details.

The original framed color Certificate was lost in a fire of the family home.  Any details of this unit would be appreciated by his family.

 

McDonald in 335th Infantry Regiment, 84th Infantry Division

Bud entered the army at age 19 and completed his boot camp training at Fort Polk, Louisiana with additional training in Engineering and Parachute Jump School.

He was deployed to Great Britain in advance of the D-Day invasion and parachuted into France with the 335th Infantry Regiment, 84th Infantry Division to begin the march on Remagen Bridge.

He earned 5 Battle Stars for service in the European Theater, served at the front of the Battle of the Bulge and was instrumental in the liberation of concentration camps.

1st Lt McDonald in Korea, 190th Field Artillery Group

Norvel was honorably discharged after WWII, but was recalled for duty during the Korean Conflict as Headquarters Commandant of the 190th Field Artillery Group.

He was commissioned as a 1st Lieutenant and served as an artillery instructor at Camp Polk. His total time of service was 9 years, 6 months, and 13 days.

Decorated patriot

E-6 Tech Sgt. McDonald was awarded the WWII Infantry Badge, Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Medal, European Theatre of Operations Award, German Occupation Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, The Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. He was a great patriot and a member of the greatest generation.

Bud McDonald's Service in his community

 


Bud McDonald was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church where he served on the parish council and a member of the Holy Name Society, was a 4th Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus Council 1054, served on the Scholarship Committee with Missouri Conservation Federation, a member of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity, Past President and member of Rotary International, served on the Board of Directors with the Helias High School Foundation Board, life member of American Legion Post 5, and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Argyle, Mo.

McDonald's wife and parents

Norvel August "Bud" McDonald, 86, of Jefferson City, died Thursday, September 30, 2010, at Westphalia Hills.  He was born on June 25, 1924, in St. Louis, the son of the late Norvel Pierce and Elizabeth Frances Heisler McDonald.  Norvel was married on April 29, 1950, at St. Peter Catholic Church in Jefferson City to Louise Christine Renkemeyer (who preceded him in death on May 19, 2004.)

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