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Donald W. Jaynes

Master Sergeant (Retired) Donald W. Jaynes, 76, Service Pistol Shooter, died May 23, 2010 in Rising Star, Texas.

Donald was born on December 6, 1933 in Rising Star, Texas, and retired from the United States Army after 20-years of service to his country.

During the Korean War, he was assigned to C Troop, 9th Reconnaissance Squadron, 1st Cavalry Division (DMZ) and  was a Platoon Sergeant in Company C, 1st Battalion (Swamp Rats), 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division (Big Red One) during the Vietnam War. As an Infantryman, his most valued military award was the Combat Infantryman Badge.

Donald was assigned to the U. S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) Service Pistol Team at Fort Benning, Georgia and later assigned to the Fourth Army Marksmanship Training Unit (MTU) at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. He was a member of the NRA 2600 Pistol Club and was awarded the U. S. Army Distinguished Pistol Shot Badge in 1959.

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