Naval Reserve, Lieutenant
Submitted by his wife, Dorette
My husband credited his excellent education at Andover as the foundation for much of what he accomplished. After graduating from Andover in 1942, he prepared to join the war effort, attending Williams College on the V12 Navy College Training Program. The USNR sent him to Marine Corps Base Quantico, Sam Houston State University, and then to a veterans’ hospital near Boston. As a Lieutenant, he was ordered to active duty in 1945. To his great fortune, the war ended just before he was to sail overseas.
Fifty years later, Don was honored to attend a reunion at the White House along with fellow war-era graduates at the invitation of George W. Bush ’42. As the President was overseas when we arrived, we were greeted graciously by First Lady Barbara Bush and their dog, Millie. We enjoyed specially arranged tours of the capital, then returned to the White House where a helicopter landed on the White House lawn and the President stepped out to greet us.
Don practiced pediatrics in Chelmsford, Mass., for more than 50 years.