Donald Dean Dunlop

Commanding Officer 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

1956

 

 

Donald D. Dunlop was born in Orange City, Sioux County, Iowa on February 20, 1920.

He graduated from Coe College, Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1941.
He was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant of Infantry in the U.S. Army Reserve on June 9, 1941, and
a 2nd Lieutenant of Infantry in the Regular Army on July 1, 1941.

He was promoted to the temporary rank of 1st Lieutenant (AUS) on February 1, 1942
and the temporary rank of Captain (AUS) on October 12, 1942. He was promoted to the
temporary rank of Major (AUS) on May 23, 1944.

As a Major he occupied the position of S-3 operations officer of the 289th Infantry Regiment
of the 75th Infantry Division in Europe during World War II.

Dunlop received a promotion to the permanent rank of 1st Lieutenant in the Regular Army on
July 1, 1944.

He was promoted to the temporary rank of Lieutenant Colonel (AUS) on January 8, 1946,
with that position being terminated a few months later on May 31, 1946.

Dunlop was promoted to the permanent rank of Captain in the Regular Army on July 1, 1948.

He was again promoted to the temporary rank of Lieutenant Colonel (AUS) on July 7, 1951.

His date of permanent rank of Major in the Regular Army is July 2, 1953.

Dunlop received a promotion to the permanent rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Regular Army
on July 1, 1961. He was promoted to the temporary rank of Colonel (AUS) on December 26, 1961.

He was promoted to the permanent rank of Colonel in the Regular Army on July 1, 1966.

Dunlop was promoted to the temporary rank of Brigadier General (AUS) on February 29, 1968.

He was a graduate of the Infantry School Advanced Officer Course in 1943,
a graduate of the Command and General Staff College in 1951, and a graduate
of the Strategic Intelligence School in 1952.

Donald D. Dunlop died in Tucson, Pima County, Arizona on May 28, 2004.

 

 

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HE SERVED HONORABLY IN THE EUROPEAN THEATER, BEING AWARDED THE COMBAT INFANTRYMAN'S BADGE,
AMERICAN DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL, THE EUROPEAN-AFRICAN-MEDITERRANEAN CAMPAIGN MEDAL,
THE BRONZE STAR MEDAL, THE WW2 VICTORY MEDAL, AND THE FRENCH CROIX DE GUERRE W/ STAR.

POST-WAR SERVICE INCLUDED STINTS IN GERMANY WITH THE 8TH DIVISION AND V CORPS. SERVED AS
A COLONEL WITH HEADQUARTERS V CORPS IN GERMANY

VIETNAM DURING THE LATE 1960'S; BY THEN A BRIGADIER GENERAL, DUNLOP WAS ASSIGNED TO THE 25TH
INFANTRY DIVISION AND THEN AS DEPUTY SENIOR ADVISOR III CORPS.

AWARDED THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL W/ OLC, LEGION OF MERIT, THE BRONZE STAR W/ "V" DEVICE
FOR VALOR, THE ARMY COMMENDATION MEDAL, THE AIR MEDAL W/ 18 OLC, THE MACV GALLANTRY CROSS W/ PALM,
THE MACV ARMED FORCES HONOR MEDAL, AND THE MACV DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER 1ST CLASS.

AFTER SERVICE IN SOUTHEAST ASIA, GENERAL DUNLOP WAS ASSIGNED THE COMMAND AS CHIEF OF
THE UNITED STATES MILITARY TRAINING MISSION IN SAUDI ARABIA UNTIL JULY 1971

 

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New ADC Joins 25th Div

COL Donald D. Dunlop has been named successor to BG Donnelly P. Bolton as assistant 25th Inf Div commander.
Dunlop was the former assistant chief of staff, G-3, for the V Corps headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany.
Bolton has been assigned to the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV) to head a special projects team.
He has been with the division for the past year.

After receiving a Regular Army commission in 1941, Dunlop served in staff and command positions in the United States
until his reassignment to the European Theater of Operations with the 289th Infantry during World War II.
He is a graduate of the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and the Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Pa.
In 1961 he received his masters in International Affairs from George Washington University.
Dunlop has been awarded the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster, the Army Commendation Medal
and the Combat Infantryman Badge. He was also awarded the French Croix de Guerre.
The division is commanded by MG F. K. Mearns, and BG William T. Gleason is the other assistant commander.

from:

Tropic Lightning News

Nov 20 1967

 

PRE-FIRING BRIEFING - LTC John C. Baker (center) director of US Element Combined Material Exploitation Center, explains the fine points
of firing the rocket to assistant division commander, BG Donald D. Dunlop (left). COL Gordon Sumner Jr., commander of the Division's Artillery (right), listen in.

Vol 3 No. 24 TROPIC LIGHTNING NEWS June 10, 1968

 

 

 

Brigadier General Dunlop's decorations

 

 

 

 

 

Burial:
Saint Philips in the Hills Church
Tucson
Pima County
Arizona, USA
Plot: Outside, Wall Sec 5

 

Grave marker for Donald D. Dunlop

Photo by Linda Sugerman from the Find A Grave website created by: A. Newman

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top photo of LTC Donald D. Dunlop as Commanding Officer 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
from the 1956 yearbook for the 22nd Infantry Fort Lewis, Washington

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