Donald Westfall was born on April 24, 1932, in Clarksburg, West Virginia. Shortly after high school graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in May 1952. He attended basic training at Bainbridge, Maryland, and was assigned to the USS Wisconsin (BB-64) as a boiler operator. He spent time in the Korean theater from mid-1953 through May of 1954. He rotated back the U.S. and was discharged from the Navy. He has been active in the Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA).
Life on the USS Wisconsin
Donald Westfall describes life on the USS Wisconsin.