John “Jerry, J.D.” Gerald Donnell

John “Jerry, J.D.” Gerald Donnell

Age: 31
Branch: USNR
Rank: Ens.,D-V(S)
Unit: Scouts & Raiders
Station: Fort Pierce, FL

Fallen on: 28 Jan 1944
Location: Anzio, Italy
Campaign: Operation Shingle

Medals & Commendations: Navy Cross, Purple Heart Medal (awarded posthumously), Silver Star Medal (awarded posthumously).

Hometown: Boise, ID

Lt Donnell died of wounds received during the invasion of Anzio when (SHINGLE) PT-201 was hit by friendly fire, almost one month to the day from when Ensigns Howe and Pirro were reported Missing-in-Action.