Sunday, September 11, 2011

Remembering Donald McArthur Young

Just a week shy of his 42nd birthday, Chief of Naval Operations Information Systems Technician Donald McArthur Young was working in the Pentagon on the morning of September 11, 2001. He had served our country in the Navy for 21 years spending most of that time off shore.

During his time of service he received many medals and awards. From Atlantic Fleet Sailor of the Year to three Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medals, this Persian Gulf War veteran embodied many of the attributes we honor in our service men and women.

Beyond his life of service to our great country, he was a dedicated husband, son, and brother. He was known for both his hard work as well as his compassion. Considered quiet, he was the type of leader that put others before himself whether it was his family, teammates, or other members of the military who served with him.

He is buried in Arlington Cemetery. His wife, Felicia Young, wife is quoted as saying, "He died doing what he loved.”

Donald McArthur Young, you are not forgotten. Thank you.

(For more September 11th Tributes, visit HERE.)


Anonymous said...

Thank you for remembering this brave Navy Soldier, Donald Young. He will not be forgotten.

Alicia said...

Thank you. I honor Christopher Paul Slattery.

One Ticked Chick said...

Thank you for bringing us Donald's story and for this beautiful tribute to him. Today I honor two brave first responders, Sgt. John Coughlin and Lt. Edward D'Atri.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for remembering Don. He was my friend and we were Chiefs together on the USS BATAAN. He was a great man and I miss him.


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