Veterans' Memorial Project

James Richard Donovan

Peoria, IL

World War II

College: Liberal Arts & Sciences

Graduation Year: Attended 1938

Service Branch: Marines

Rank: First Lieutenant

Date of Birth: 02/17/1919

Date of Death: 06/18/1944

Affiliations: Phi Kappa

Lt. Donovan served with the 4th Marine Division and died at the Battle of Saipan. He is listed as Missing in Action or Buried at Sea on the Tablets of the Missing at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

-taken from Web site above and University and public records

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