NORTH KOREA – Cpl. Donald Victor MacLean, U.S. Army, Missing In Action in North Korea on Dec. 2, 1950, will be laid to rest at a 1 p.m. graveside service, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at Windridge Memorial Park in Cary.|
He was born Feb. 20, 1933, in Elkhart, Ind., to Alexander C. and Victoria MacLean.
At the age of 17, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and was sent to Korea as a member of Company D, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division of the Korean War. First listed as Missing in Action on Dec. 2, 1950, after fighting the enemy in North Korea, his status was later changed to presumed dead on Dec. 31, 1953. Only recently were his remains positively identified.
He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart, The Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation, and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
He is survived by his twin sister, Donna V. Mitchell of McHenry; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Earl, James, Peter, Frank and Gerald MacLean; and by his sisters, June Viverito, Loretta Anderson and Veronica Forstrom.
Arrangements were entrusted to Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, McHenry. For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-2400 or visit www.justenfh.com.
Published in the Northwest Herald on Aug. 27, 2013