Donald Gustav Voget

Staff Sergeant
Army of the United States
21 July 1947 - 13 February 1971
Bishop, California
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Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

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23 May 2008

I had the privilege to serve with Donald Voget at Fort Benning Georgia in 1970 where we trained to become NCO (Non Commissioned Officers) Indirect Fire Infantrymen.

After our training both Don and I got our orders for Vietnam. Donald was sent to the demilitaried zone in North Vietnam and I ended up in Central Highlands of Vietnam.

It was there that I learned that Donald had been killed in action. I know in my heart that Donald fought bravely to the bitter end. Donald did not die in vain. Donald died for his country's honor, for the freedoms and peace that we Americans value so much. He died to keep our country safe from communist threats.

I find solace knowing that Donald and the rest of our soldiers who gave their all in Vietnam made the ultimate sacrifice for the betterment of our country. They gave their lives for their country defending our way of life and to try to help their fellow Asian man enjoy these same rights. They will always be remembered for having the courage and the guts to serve our country in a most unpopular war. God bless Donald, God bless our Veterans and God bless America.

From a fellow soldier,
Abie Ray Gonzales

A Note from The Virtual Wall

Donald Voget was graduated from the NCO Academy on 21 July 1970 with Class 10-70 C (80th Company) and arrived in Vietnam 16 Nov 1970. According the the 1st Bn, 52nd Infantry's operations log then-Sergeant Voget was killed on 13 Feb 1971 by a booby-trapped grenade while on patrol about 12 kilometers south-southwest of Binh Son, in Quang Ngai Province. He received a posthumous promotion to Staff Sergeant.

SSG Voget is buried in the West Line Street Cemetery, Bishop, California.

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 23 May 2008
Last updated 08/10/2009