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This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, SSgt. Donald C. May, Jr. He was born in Richmond, Virginia on October 23, 1971.  He was killed during combat operations on March 25, 2003 in Nasariyah, Iraq.  The tank he was riding in fell off a bridge going over the Euphrates River. All of the men in the tank passed away so please pray for his crew when you pray for Don.....



Lance Cpl. Patrick O'Day
PFC Francisco Martinez Flores
Corporal Robert Marcus Rodriguez

Don was a wonderful father and husband. Anyone who met Don remembered him because of his smile and his ability to make everyone laugh. He was the guy with the big smile.  Don, you will be in our hearts forever........

On the back of Don's memorial cards I had printed:

May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
And rains fall soft upon your fields. 
And until we meet again,
May God hold you
in the hollow of His hand.

Semper Fidelis

Don was honored on Memorial Day 2005.  Capital Concerts has a concert on the Capital lawn every year and this year our family was chosen to be featured.  They read the beautiful letters that Don had written home.  It was the most amazing tribute to Don and his love for us.  And gave the American public a chance to see Don as the wonderful father and loving husband he was...........
Tributes and Condolences
mnpettinger@mac.com  / Matt Pettinger (I was in Charlie Company with him in Iraq )
I was a reservist with Delta Company 4th Tank Battalion prior to being mobilized and attached to Charlie Company First Tanks for the initial drive on Baghdad. I was a TC in 3rd platoon and very concerned about bringing my crew home and doing my duty...  Continue >>
Thank You!!   / Ken "Grumpy" Kelly
I do not know this man; but I know of his kind, and that makes him a very special individual indeed! I know that it took a great deal of effort, skill, dedication and perseverance on Donald's part to become a Marine. And I know that in the course of ...  Continue >>
ST. PETE SSGT.DONALD REPORTING FOR DUTY   / RON DIBIASE (MARINE CORPS )
THE FEW THE PROUD  SEMPER FI  FOR GOD, COUNTRY, CORPS
Never Forget!   / Misty(sister Cpl. Rusty Washam)
Condolences to the family   / Gary Bryan (Fellow Citizen )
It's always painful to see the loss of a great patriot, husband and father. We're uplifted, though, by his legacy of duty and sacrifice. He won't be forgotten.
Freedom isn't free.....  / Pam Gaspers (none)    Read >>
A Fallen Hero  / Karen Kelly (Visitor)    Read >>
Thank You  / Sheila Lara (friend)    Read >>
Never Forgotten!  / Misty (Sister of Cpl. Rusty Washam KIA 2/14/06 )    Read >>
American Hero  / Misty Day (sister fallen Marine Cpl. Rusty Washam )    Read >>
In Honor of a Fallen Hero  / Garnet Jenkins (Just Passing by... )    Read >>
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His legacy
Cover of USA Today  


http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2004-12-01-cover-iraq-deaths_x.htm
Fallen Heroes Memorial  
http://www.fallenheroesmemorial.com/oif/profiles/maydonaldc.html
His Children  
Don has three beautiful children--- Mariah, Jack, and Will.  Mariah has so many memories of Don...he would walk her to the bus stop every chance he got, he would tease her endlessly, and tuck her into bed using his special "Daddy" technique.  She talks about him with a big smile on her face, "Remember when Daddy......" Jack is a Mini-May. So very much like Don in his easy going nature.  And he has that same "I can smile and get away with anything" attitude.  And Will....never seen by Don here on Earth....has Don's eyes.  He is the only one of the children that has Don's beautiful blue-green eyes.  The children will forever be a reminder of Don and his easy-going spirit and love.  We love you too much Don....
 
SSgt. Donald's Photo Album
Don always smiling
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