In Memory

Donald Sprinkle - Class Of 1953

Donald Sprinkle

Donald Sprinkle

October 25, 1935 - August 22, 1956


Donald Sprinkle was a member of the crew of a Navy P-4th Marines that was shot down by Chinese fighters off the Chinese coast near Wenchow. All 16 members of the crew were lost in that action. Sprinkle's remains have never been recovered.


The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross (Posthumously) to Aviation Electronics Technician Third Class Donald Eugene Sprinkle (NSN:  4568397), United States Navy, for heroism while participating in aerial flight on the night of 23 August 1956. His devotion to duty was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

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06/22/16 12:53 PM #1    

Anthony Frederick Wolcott (1953)

Donald died in August 1956 when the recon plane he crewed on was shot down by the communist chinese in the Formosa straits.  All of the crew were killed (16) .  Only four bodies were recovered and Don was not among them.

  Tony Wolcott  '53' 

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