On January 18, 1970, Donald Lawrence Martin was killed in Vietnam. Donny and I became friends, despite my efforts to maintain distance between myself and the other guys in my platoon. You can read more about our relationship in A Tribute to Donny.

This is Donny’s tribute on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial:

This is Donny when he finished Basic Training:

This is Donny in the field in Vietnam. We were working to open the Song Be Corridor at the time.

I haven’t forgotten, Donny. I hope you rest easy.