Vivian M. McDonald was born 24 February 1917, at Marion in Crittenden County, Kentucky. He served with Company I, 149th Infantry, Kentucky National Guard. He was inducted into federal service on 17 January 1941. McDonald was killed in action at San Mateao on Luzon Island, Philippine Islands on 12 May 1945. He is buried in the Mapleview Cemetery, Marion, Kentucky.
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