K Troop 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

The Blackhorse In Vietnam 1966 - 1972

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Donald Kent McLean


SGT - E5 - Army - Selective Service
11th Armored Cavalry
22 year old Married, Caucasian, Male
Born on Apr 26, 1946
Length of service 1 year.
His tour of duty began on Sep 22, 1968
Casualty was on Feb 07, 1969
Body was recovered
Remains Interred
Resurrection Cemetery
18201 Clinton River Rd
Clinton Township, MI 48038
(586) 286-9020
Section 11, Lot 907, Grave 1

Panel 33W - - Line 80

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Photo submitted by Gary G. Coats, K Troop Medic 9-1-2011

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Bill Blanton remembers Donald Kent McLean

January 25, 2014
"I Was With Him"
Posted By: Bill Blanton
e-Mail: bblanton28@aol.com

Relationship: Crewmember/Friend

He was my Track Commander....I was with him, Carr and SSGT Garrett on the search that day....SSGT Garrett had just told me to give the radio to Medic Gary Coats and I went in with these three...

Gary Coates remembers Donald Kent McLean

September 1, 2011
Posted By: Gary G. Coates
e-Mail: ggcoates1@frontier.com
Relationship: Medic.

I will never forget you talking in your sleep.

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Don's sister Debbie Celani, brother-in-law Pat Celani and Gary Coates St. Louis, MO reunion 26.

Debbie remembers Donald Kent McLean

January 28, 2011
Posted By: Debbie
e-Mail: debcelani@yahoo.com
Relationship: Sister

Thanks for your postings. I am Donnie's sister. If anyone has any more remembrance of Donnie could you please contact me at debcelani@yahoo.com

Terry Sasek Class of 66 EDHS remembers Donald Kent McLean

June 17, 2006
"High School Friend"
Posted By: Terry Sasek
e-Mail: tsasek@hotmail.com
Relationship: Friend From High School

We went to East Detroit High School together.  Don was a great athlete and was always willing to help out where he could.  He didn't belittle us underclassmen.  He helped guide us and really knew how to build up your abilities and confidence to achieve your goals.  I had enlisted in the Air Force and was serving as an advisor at Binh-Thuy AB in the Delta when I heard of Don's death.  It was very hard to know that the guy who had helped me so many times at home was so close to us in the Nam and we weren't there to help him when he needed us.  I never knew what exactly happened that day but I have always hoped it was quick and that he didn't suffer.  He was a great man and will never be forgotten as long as I'm alive.  My father is buried in the next section over from Don and I visit him every time I go to see my Dad.

Gary G. Coates remembers Donald Kent McLean

November 26, 2002
"February 7, 1969"
Posted By: Patti
e-Mail: ggcoates@excite.com
Relationship: I Was The Medic There When Donald Was Killed.

I will Never forget this day the remarks that I made to a comrade, only a few minutes before.  Then seeing you laying there on the ground.  I only wished that I had been more at myself to have checked you better or to have done more for you.

Patti remembers Donald Kent McLean

August 28, 2002
"Sleep Peacefully Donnie"
Posted By: Patti

Donald McLean was a kind and loving person. I never heard him raise his voice nor heard him say an unkind word about anyone. He had a wonderful smile that made people feel comfortable and at home.  I would like others to know about this gentle soul who made the ultimate sacrifice. Hollywood has failed to portray these men and women.

Sleep peacefully, Donnie, Lord knows, you deserve it!

Love & Hugs,

Donny McLean remembers Donald Kent McLean

November 6, 2002
Posted By: Donny McLean

I too am called Donald McLean.  I know little of you but to read of your short life saddens me immensely as we are kinsmen.  Sleep well Donnie - a little part of you will someday rest with me.

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