Birth: Sepember 2, 1929
Bethlehem (Clearfield County), Pennsylvania
Death: November 13, 1950
A decorated Korean War Veteran
Arlington National Cemetery
Section 34 Site 484
Donald John Drust
Born September 2, 1929
Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps
Service Number 1071298
Killed in Action
Died November 13, 1950 in Korea
Corporal Drust was a member of Company B, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division.
He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in Korea on November 13, 1950.
Corporal Drust was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
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Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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