David S. Donnellan

Contributed by John Gallagher, Eau Claire
David S. Donnellan enlisted in the Army in January 1943. Dave was sent to Camp Polk, Louisiana for basic training. He was shipped to Europe in November 1944. He was a Staff Sergeant in an 81st Mortar Platoon in combat. 

He received three Battle Stars, having fought in the Ardenns, in Central Europe, and in the Rhineland. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He was awarded a Bronze Star, Combat Infantry Badge, Expert Rifleman Badge, and Good Conduct Medal.

He was honorably discharged in February 1946.

Written by Harold (Diz) Kronenberg

Dave was a member of the Wisconsin Badgers Football Team in 1946. I was going to school in Madison at the time. Dave operates the very successful Donnellan Real Estate Agency in Eau Claire.