Douglas Alan Dugger

First Lieutenant
Army of the United States
15 October 1947 - 31 December 1968
Detroit, Michigan
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Combat Infantry

Bronze Star, Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign
Douglas A Dugger

The database page for Douglas Alan Dugger

12 Oct 2001

I was introduced to "Double-D" at the Wall on Veteran's Day, 1999. The man who introduced us was a combat medic who had heard that the LT's father was looking for men who knew his son. Within two weeks, I found his father ... we have been friends ever since, even making a trip to the Wall together. I have talked with Doug's brother and his aunt, who both miss him terribly. I wish I could have known him...

A memorial from a family friend,
CeCe Corvera

30 Sep 2006

He'd lost his son to a sniper
Dec. 31, 1968
His life would never be the same,
haunted by this fateful date.

Visiting the Moving Wall, tho' painful..
helped him deal with his loss
Never beginning to imagine
whose path he was about to cross.

On this day, with each name read,
they'd release a white balloon
To honor those who were sacrificed..
young souls who'd gone too soon.

It was after this it happened
while standing in the summer heat..
A single white balloon descended,
landing at their feet.

Silently, they stood there as
they watch the emotional sight..
As if his son was letting him know
"Dad, I'm here.. I'm alright."

The story was in the paper
about the balloon at the Moving Wall
Bringing about another miracle
when he got an unexpected call.

"Mr. Dugger, I was the escort home
for the buddies that I lost..
Douglas was there also...
That's when our paths first crossed."

"I held onto his dog tags
ever since that long ago flight.
It's time to get them to you..
it's the only thing that's right."

Now, there is some closure..
some little peace of mind..
Brought about by this small gift...
by unseen ties that bind.

Expect small miracles to happen
with visits to the Wall..
Let white balloons remind you
of those who answered the call.

From a friend,
CeCe Corvera
1 Wilbur Terrace, #5, Norton, Ma 02766
3 Mar 2004


by his medic,
Dennis ("Doc") Gordon
27 Sep 2004

Still loved and missed
by his brother,
Dale Martin Dugger

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his brother,
Dale Martin Dugger

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 12 Oct 2001
Last updated 10/13/2006