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DSCM Donnelly

Postby Larry keller on Thu Dec 18, 2003 1:20 am

When I got on board the Wainwright in Summer of 70, DSCM Donnelly was on board. we left shortly thereafter for WestPac [from Charleston, SC]. I don't remember the details, but he either passed away while we were stopped in Hawaii or he got transferred when we arrived there and passed away shortly thereafter. I didn't work for him too long and really didn't even know him, but from what I was told he was an exceptionally sharp guy.
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Re: DSCM Donnelly

Postby lucchesicourt on Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:07 pm

Chief Donnelly was my father. He was aboard the Wainwright when he suffered aeart attack. Thanks for all the wonderful people who helped my mom and family through the times. It was greatly appreciated. Thank you all. Now, Chief Donnelly was transferred to Mare Island Schools Command to continue teaching other sailors about computer systems. About 2 years latered he suffered a second heart attack and recovered, but was placed on limited duty, by the Navy, rather than letting him retire with a disability. About a year after this, he was set to retire after 29 1/2 years. So, while he was on his last leave, he suffered his third and fatal heart attack. I have some resentment about this, because my mom was taking him to the hospital, and was pulled over, in Oregon, for doing 62 in a 55. She told the OHP officer that my dad was suffering a heart attack, and the officer said, "he's heard it all" and continued to write a ticket.. Well, shortly after arriving at the hospital he passed.
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Re: DSCM Donnelly

Postby lucchesicourt on Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:21 pm

He passed on 4/10/1974 and was buried in Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, OR.
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Re: DSCM Donnelly

Postby Fburtxds1 on Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:49 pm

Mike, I'm afraid I didn't know your Dad, but I know he was respected and admired by many of the folks here. It's really good to have a legacy join our site. By virtue of your Dad's service I feel you certainly qualify as an honorary DS and therefore have access to all the privileges and abuse we have to offer.

Please feel free to browse the archives and to add your comments and other inputs to our forums. Stories about your Dad and how it felt to be a Navy DS brat would be especially welcome. That is an aspect of the rate that, to my knowledge, has never been explored. I'm sure we can arrange for you to stand a few midwatches as well as have access to the Virtual Liquor Locker. See Paul Echols for chits to same.

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Re: DSCM Donnelly

Postby lucchesicourt on Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:09 pm

Thank you for the kind words and making me feel at home. I can tell you, the military family is a special group of people who support each other regardless of race, religion, or any other difference. It's a real special relationship that civilians will never understand. Even people who don't know one of their shipmates they are always there for support. It's like we are all family. I tried to get in the Navy in 1979 after graduating college, but unfortunately due to an eye operation I had as a child was turned down. By the way, I'd like to thank each and everyone of you guys and gals for your sacrifices. I know what it takes and what each of you have done to keep America safe. Be proud of yourselves. I am proud of you!!!
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