February Bandstand Flag For Donald D. Dye

Donald Dye Military Photo

Donald Dye Military Photo

February 2018
Donald D. Dye
May 20, 1925 – June 8, 2014
United States Army 109th Infantry Regiment
Private First Class

The flag flying over the bandstand during February is in honor of Donald D. Dye.

Donald was drafted into the United States Army in October of 1943 at Camp Dodge, Iowa. After his training, he was sent to Europe in September of 1944. He took part in the Battle of the Bulge and received significant injuries while overseas. Because his identification was lost, and he was rescued as a John Doe from the battlefield, he wasn’t decorated for his sacrifices until later in life. He was discharged from the Camp Carson, Colorado Hospital Center, June 29, 1945. He was eventually awarded the Purple Heart, American Campaign Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, Bronze Star and the World War II Victory Medal.

Donald Dye

Donald Dye

Following his discharge, Don returned to Oskaloosa and worked as a tool and die maker and precision machinist at G&L Industries for most of his life; he retired in 1990. Don was honored to be part of an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C.in 2009.

If you are interested in flying the flag of a veteran above the bandstand, contact Shawn Langkamp at Langkamp Funeral Chapel at 641-672-2181 or www.langkampfuneralchapel.com Contact Us Link.

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