Charles W. Donahey

Charles W. Donahey

Charles W. Donahey

Colonel Charles Witz Donahey was commissioned an Engineer Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 23 August 1944, Fort Belvoir, Virginia. His first duty assignment was Company Commander, 282nd Engineer Combat Battalion. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Mess, Supply and Transportation Officer, 282nd Engineer Combat Battalion, Camp Butner, North Carolina; Engineer Unit Commander, 282nd Engineer Combat Battalion European Theater of Operations; Group Operations and Training Officer, 333rd Engineer Construction Group, Fort Rucker, Alabama; Student Associate Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Engineer Unit Commander, 270th Engineer Combat battalion, Ann Arbor, Michigan; Battalion Operations and Training Officer, 847th Engineer Construction Battalion, Ann Arbor, Michigan; Group Operations and Training officer, 333rd Engineer Construction Group, Ann Arbor, Michigan; Executive Officer, 333rd Engineer Combat Group, Ann Arbor, Michigan; Commanding Officer, 333rd Engineer Combat Group, Ann Arbor, Michigan; Deputy Commander, 5064th U.S. Army Garrison, Detroit, Michigan; Battalion Commander, 406th Maintenance Battalion, Ann Arbor, Michigan. | His military awards and decorations include: Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Army of Occupation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and Armed Forces Reserve Medal. | Colonel Donahey retired from the U.S. Army Reserves in 1976 and worked part-time as a Field Engineer at Stantec Consulting, Michigan.

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  • Graduated From

    Fort Belvoir, Virginia

  • Key Assignment

    Battalion Commander | 406th Maintenance Battalion | Ann Arbor, Michigan

  • Highest Award

    Meritorious Service Medal

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