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Donald McArthur Young
  Attack Location: Pentagon 
  Age: 41 
  Home: Roanoke, Va. 

  Chief Petty Officer Donald McArthur Young, 41, an information systems
  technician, spent much of his 21-year naval career at sea. After his initial
  training, he launched on the minesweeper Illusive for four years. After two
  years on shore in Norfolk, he hit the seas on the frigate McCandless in May
  1987 for 18 months. Shortly after returning, he was on board the aircraft carrier
  USS John F. Kennedy for more than two years, ending in July 1991.

  Five years later, Young was again on the open water on the Briscoe, a
  destroyer, followed by a two-year tour on the Bataan, an amphibious assault
  ship. Young, a Roanoke native who lived in Arlington, joined the office of the
  Chief of Naval Operations in Washington in September 2000.

In high school, Donald McArthur Young was the football player who got the
scholarship to college, the "cool guy" whom all the girls liked, remembered his
football coach George Miller.

"He was a good kid, really dedicated not only to athletics but academics as well," Miller said.

He joined the ROTC at William Fleming High School in Roanoke, Virginia, and
stayed involved, even while he played football on a scholarship at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro.

After graduating, Young joined the Navy because he felt it was his duty to work for his country, Miller said. The 41-year-old Young was working as an information systems technician in the Pentagon when he was killed.

"It was important for him to do what he could for his country," Miller said. "I think his wife (Felicia) wanted him to quit, but he didn't. He loved America that much. And he wound up dying for his country."

U.S. Navy Biographical Information: Donald McArthur Young
Home of Record: Roanoke, Virginia
Enlisted: Richmond, Virginia, December 2, 1980
Rank: Chief Information Systems Technician
Date of Rank: August 16, 1997
Age: 41

Duty Stations: 
Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois  12/80 - 02/81
USS Illusive (MSO 448)   04/81 - 04/85
Naval Communication Area Master Station Atlantic, Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia.  05/85 - 04/87
USS McCandless (FF 1084)   05/87 - 12/88
Naval Station Philadelphia, Pa.   12/88 - 02/89
USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67)   03/89 - 07/91
Naval Telecommunications Center, Virginia Beach, Va.   08/91 - 07/94
Commander Amphibious Group ONE   08/94 - 02/96
USS Briscoe (DD 977)   03/96 - 02/97
USS Bataan (LHD 5)   03/97 - 07/99
Chief of Naval Operations Washington, D.C.   09/00 - 09/01

Awards and Decorations: 
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, 
Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3)
National Defense Service Medal
Southwest Asia Service Medal
Sea Service Deployment Ribbon
Navy Unit Commendation
Good Conduct Medal (2)
Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation (2)
Meritorious Unit Commendation

DM Young Gravesite PHOTO
Photo By M. R. Patterson, July 2002

Posted: 11 July 2002  Updated: 6 July 2003 Updated: 29 May 2006
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Purple Heart Medal

DM Young Gravesite PHOTO June 2003
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 27 June 2003