Donald Stevenson

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Donald Stevenson trained in Field Artillery at Ft. Sill, OK. In July 1967, he would be deployed to Vietnam with the 1st Brigade, 101st Abn Div. Stevenson would serve as Artillery Forward Observer, Battery Fire Direction Officer, Battery Executive Officer, Battalion Aerial Observer and in 1968 command Artillery Battery in combat and air mobile operations. Upon returning stateside to Ft. Polk, LA in 1969 he commanded the Advanced Individual Training Company.

Stevenson would be awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal, and Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with a Silver Star.

He was released from active duty in 1970 to attend law school. His son, Marc Stevenson, now works for the Library department in the City of McKinney.







McKinney Public Library System, “Donald Stevenson,” McKinney Public Library Digital History, accessed May 29, 2024,