Donald W. Wolf
Donald William Wolf
|Born||February 7, 1919|
|Died||October 9, 1942 (aged 23)|
KIA on Guadalcanal
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/||United States Marine Corps|
|Years of service||1939-1942|
|Unit||1st Marine Division|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
*Battle of Guadalcanal
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.
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