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World War II 1
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Army 1
Birth:
1921 1
Kansas 1
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Person:
Donald R Faries 1
Level of Education: 4 years of high school 1
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 1
Birth:
1921 1
Kansas 1
Residence:
Place: Hill County, Texas 1
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Marriage:
Mary Ella 2
02 May 1942 2
Houston, Texas 2
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World War II 1

Branch:
Army 1
Enlistment Date:
15 Mar 1941 1
Army Branch:
Medical Administrative Corps - For Officers only 1
Army Component:
Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men) 1
Army Serial Number:
18033931 1
Enlistment Place:
Dallas Texas 1
Source of Army Personnel:
Civil Life 1
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Occupation:
Unskilled occupations in production of petroleum 1
Race or Ethnicity:
White 1
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Box Number: 0269 1
Film Reel Number: 2.126 1

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Itasca Mechanic Gets Bronze Star

Master Sgt. Donald R Faries, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Faries, has been decorated with the Bronze Star Medal for heroism at his 8th Air bomber base in England. 

  A mechanic, Faries was one of three ground crewmen cited for crawling under a blazing Flying Fortress to search for a missing comrade. after being ordered to abandon the search, they taxied nearby planes out of danger two minutes before the burning plane exploded.

 His group received a Presidential Citation for the Aug. 17, 1943, shuttle bombing of Regensburg. 

Honorable Discharge

Faries, Donald R 18033931 m/sgt AAf

2532nd Army Air Force Base unit

Date of enlistment 15 March 1942

Airplain Maintenance Tech 750  Qualifacation Sharpshooter Carbine 9 May 1945

Decorations

Bronse Star, Good Conduct Medal, EAME Campaign Medal with 6 Bronze Stars, American Defense Service Medal,Distinguished Unit Badge WD #36 1 May 1944

Discharged 21 September 1945

History

Donald Rodney Faries was born August 13,1921 in Kansas to John B and Nellie L Faries. He moved to Texas with his family when he was a small boy.  Don  served in the Army AIR Corp.3rd Bomb Division from March 15,1941 until September 21,1945. He married Mary Ella Perkins on May 2, 1942 and they had three sons. The oldest son became a career Navy Chief Petty Officer. Don died December 20,1995 and was buried at Itasca Cemetery. 

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