James Vital DeDonder

M, #1211, (1926 - 1945)
James Vital DeDonder|b. 5 Sep 1926\nd. 1 Jun 1945|p1211.htm|George Joseph DeDonder|b. 12 Nov 1888\nd. 11 Feb 1933|p1217.htm|Martha Ellen Burke|b. 8 Dec 1901\nd. 3 Jun 1939||Vital DeDonder|b. 10 Feb 1846\nd. 15 Dec 1928|p568.htm|Sylvia M. Pessemier|b. 8 Aug 1858\nd. 18 Nov 1917|p483.htm|||||||

Relationship=2nd cousin of Leopold Joseph DeBacker.
Last Edited=2 Jul 2005


James Vital DeDonder was born on September 5, 1926 in Kansas. He was the son of George Joseph DeDonder and Martha Ellen Burke. He died on June 1, 1945 in Philippines at age 18.1 He was buried in Fort William Mckinley, Manilla, Philippines.1

He served as private in U. S. Army 19th Infantry 24th Division and received purple heart medal in Philippines.
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  1. [S207] Register, World War II Dead Interred in American Military Cemeteries on Foreign Soil and World War II and Korea Missing or Lost or Buried at Sea., Washington: National Archives And Records Administration.