Black Hawk County

Donald R. Domer

 
 

 

Donald Domer Wounded in South Pacific

Donald Domer, coxswain third class, was wounded in action in the south Pacific on May 25, according to a war department telegram received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. S. Domer, 826 Lafayette street. No other details of he injury were given. Domer has been overseas for 18 months.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Sunday, June 17, 1945, Page 13 (photo included)

Domer Dies of Wounds

Donald R. Domer, coxswain third class, died of wounds incurred in action on May 25 in the Pacific, according to a war department telegram received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. S. Domer, 826 Lafayette street.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Monday, June 18, 1945, Page 2

Domer Died of Wounds

Donald R. Domer, coxswain third class, who died of wounds incurred in action on May 25 in the Pacific, according to word received Sunday by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. S. Domer, 826 Lafayette street, came to Waterloo with his parents six years ago. Before entering the navy in December, 1943, he was employed at Morris service station. Coxswain Domer had been overseas for about 18 months.

He was born May 21, 1923, at Lamont, Ia., where he received his education. After coming to Waterloo he became a member of First Methodist church. He was employed for a time at Rath Packing Co.

Surviving are the parents; three brothers, Duane, William and George Domer, all at home; and five sisters, Mrs. Viola Cristman, Sherwood Park, and Harriet, Effie Mae, Vivian and Dorothy Domer, all at home.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Tuesday, June 19, 1945, Page 8


Posthumous Award to Donald Domer

Donald L. Domer, coxswain, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. S. Domer, 826 Lafayette street, has been awarded posthumously the Bronze Star medal for service aboard the destroyer escort O’Neill when that vessel was attacked by a Jap suicide plane at anchorage at Okinawa May 25, 1945, according to word received here.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Sunday, October 27, 1946, Page 8