|Cpl. Donald Laster served in the 46th Engineer Construction Battalion in the Philippines.|
Donald B. Laster never had a chance to reach 100 years old today. Instead, he sacrificed his life for our freedom.
He was born on July 15, 1917 in Kansas. His father was also born in Kansas while his mother was born in Wisconsin. His father worked as a farmer and later as a day laborer. Donald had two older brothers, one older sister, and one younger brother who served in the army in France.
He enlisted in the army in the spring of 1941. He achieved the rank of TEC 5 in the 46th Engineer Construction Battalion. His unit was in the Philippines supporting McArthur's efforts to retake Leyte in the October 1944. Cpl. Laster was wounded and died on October 31, 1944.
His grave is at McLouth Cemetery in McLouth, Kansas.
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