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Donald W. Wolf

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Donald William Wolf
Born(1919-02-07)February 7, 1919
Hart, Michigan
DiedOctober 9, 1942(1942-10-09) (aged 23)
KIA on Guadalcanal
AllegianceUnited States of America
Service/branchUnited States Marine Corps
Years of service1939-1942
Unit1st Marine Division
Battles/warsWorld War II
*Battle of Guadalcanal
AwardsNavy Cross

Donald William Wolf (February 7, 1919 – October 9, 1942) was an American sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for his actions during the Battle of Guadalcanal.

Wolf, born in Hart, Michigan, enlisted in the Marine Corps December 5, 1939. He was killed in action during the Battle of Guadalcanal at the second battle of Matanikau River. He shared in the Presidential Unit Citation awarded the 1st Marine Division and was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for leading his platoon in hand-to-hand combat against an overwhelming enemy attacking force.


In 1944, the high speed transport USS Donald W. Wolf (APD-129) was named in his honor.

See also[edit]

Other articles of the topics Biography AND World War II : Doyle Clayton Barnes, Frederick Cushing Cross Jr., Clarence Lee Evans, Alvin C. Cockrell, Paul Rogers (soldier), Stephen C. Ananian, Carl W. Weiss

Other articles of the topic Biography : Santanu Biswas, J.E. "Pat" Patterson, Angus R. Goss, Frank Perconte, Woodrow Wilson Barr, Randolph Roy Bruce, Robert Beall "Buddy" Tudor, Jr.

Other articles of the topic World War II : George Francis Grady, Doyle Clayton Barnes, J. Douglas Blackwood, John Leon Williamson, Stephen C. Ananian, John Michael Bermingham, Paul G. Baker
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This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.

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