RUTHERFORD Don D. 70, St. Francis of Assisi, Wichita, March 26. Survivors include wife Loretta; sons Don and Dan; daughters Donna Collazo, Diane Wohler, Deborah Siroky, Denise Gray and Dorita Guymon; stepbrothers Jim, Charley and Michael Dahlem; stepsister Wanda Garcia.
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Vault marker for Donald D. Rutherford in Resurrection
Cemetery and Mausoleum, Wichita (Sedgwick county), Kansas.
Donald registered for the draft in El Dorado, KS on 20
July 1942 and was inducted into the Army at Fort Leavenworth, KS on 5
On 21 December 1944, Pvt Rutherford was transferred
from the 2nd Airborne Brigade to Company B, 508th PIR. He was
wounded in action on 29 December.
He was promoted to Pfc on 15 January 1945 and on 29
June 1945 he was awarded the Combat Medic Badge
He was discharged on 13 November 1945.