614TH TFS, 35TH TFW, 7TH AF
From New Orleans, LA
19 February 1944 - 03 June 1969
Donnie and I were kids who grew up in the same neighborhood in New Orleans ... Donnie was a short little chubby guy - kind and generous with a great wit. I could go on but I won't at this point ... It was just ironic that five houses down from Donnie lived
he too an Air Force pilot killed in Vietnam ... I lost contact with both individuals when we moved out of the neighborhood - but I didn't forget Flynn or Ginart...
A Note from The Virtual WallOn 03 June 1969 1st Lt Donald F. Ginart of the 614th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 35th TFW at Phan Rang, flew F-100D tail number 55-3790 on a close air support mission about 10 miles southwest of Quan Long in the extreme southern tip of South Vietnam. During his second strafing pass against VC structures his aircraft was hit by antiaircraft fire and crashed. Lt Ginart's body was recovered by an Army team.
The point-of-contact for this memorial is|
an old childhood friend from the Pratt Drive-Van Avenue Gang,
W. J. (Jerry) Speer
8 Sep 2003
Last updated 09/08/2003