Donald Henry Zillgitt

Donald Henry Zillgitt

Age: 24
Branch: USN
Rank(s): SK3, SK2
Unit: ST1
Station: South Vietnam

Fallen on: 12 May 1968
Location: Vinh Binh, South Vietnam
Era: Vietnam

Medals & Commendations: Silver Star, Purple Heart, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with ‘V’ device for Valor, Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Presidential Unit Citation, Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/3 Bronze Stars, South Vietnam Military Merit Ribbon, Republic of Vietnam RVN Gallantry Cross Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Civil Action 1 C Palm Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Expert Rifle Medal, Expert Pistol Medal.

Hometown: Inglewood, CA

SK2 Zillgitt died from small arms fire when the hamlet of Giang Lon was attached and overrun by the Viet Cong.