Donald G. Malarkey
Veterans of Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne
Donald G. Malarkey, on June 6, 1945 at Zell Em Zee, Austria
Donald G. Malarkey, born in Astoria, Oregon, USA, worked two years after graduating from High School and studied at the University of Oregon for one semester in late 1941.
After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, he attempted to enter the Marines but had to give up because of dental problems.
He tries to enter the US Air Force but is also forced to give up because of poor mathematical results. He then plans to enlist in the airborne troops and is transferred to the Easy Company in July 1942 at Camp Toccoa where he specializes as a mortar shooter.
Don Malarkey wrote his memoirs published under the title Easy Company Soldier.
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