Don Carlos Hall

 

The Montpelier Examiner, August 12, 1943

 

KILLED IN SERVICE OF HIS COUNTRY

 

Flight Officer Don Carlos Hall, 25, well known Bennington youth, was killed in the service of his country in a plane crash August 7 at Lafayette, Mississippi.  Flight Officer Hall attended grade school in Bennington and graduated from Montpelier high school with the class of 1936.  He attended the USAC at Logan from 1937 to 1939.  While attending Montpelier high school he was an outstanding athlete, winning many letters and awards and at college in Logan he won the intramural championship in wrestling.

During the summer months while attending college, he was employed at the local Safeway store.  In the spring of 1940 he accepted work in the Safeway store in St Anthony, where he remained until 1941 when he enlisted in the US Navy.  He began training as a Naval aviator December 16 of that year.  He was offered a position as instructor at Corpus Christi, but declined and received an honorable discharge.  Later he entered the Army and began glider training Aug 22, 1942.  On Feb 17, 1943 he graduated and received a commission as flight officer.

He was born in Montpelier November 7, 1914.  On February 21, 1943 he was married to Maxine Rice Parker, a graduate of the University of Idaho.  In addition to his widow, he is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C Hall of Bennington; one brother, Pfc Russell Hall, QMD, Vancouver, Washington; and four sisters, Mrs. Forrest Weaver of North Bend, Oregon; Mrs. Donald Tueller of Ogden and Lucille and Melba Hall of Bennington.

Flight Officer Hall will be remembered by a host of friends as having a sunny cheerful disposition, pleasing personality and sincerity of purpose.  He has built his own monument in the hearts of his many friends.  Funeral services will be held at 2pm Friday in the Bennington ward chapel.  The remains, accompanied by military escort, arrived at the Williams Mortuary Wednesday.

 

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