Sergeant First Class Donald Irven Pringle was born on April 5, 1936, and was originally from Detroit, Michigan. He served his country in the Vietnam War in the United States Army, as an armor crewman in A Troop, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry, Americal Division. He began his tour in Vietnam on September 21, 1969. Three months later, on December 27, 1969, SFC Pringle was killed under non-hostile conditions, in Quang Tin province, South Vietnam. He was 33 years old at the time of his death. SFC Pringle is memorialized on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Panel 15W, Line 100.
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