- Category: USS Arizona Casualty List
- Created: Monday, 21 February 2000 00:00
- Last Updated: Thursday, 09 June 2016 19:31
Donald William Caplinger
Ship's Cook Third Class
D. W. CAPLINGER
- Branch: United States Navy
- Service Number: 279 73 73
- Rate: SC3/c (Ship's Cook Third Class)
- Duties: Supervise and prepare cooking.
- Enlisted: 7 October 1940
- Place: Cincinnati, Ohio
- Onboard USS Arizona: 9 December 1940
- From: NTS Great Lakes, Illinois
- Date of Birth: 18 January 1918
- Place of Birth: Highland County, Ohio
- Hometown / State December 1941: Hillsboro, Ohio
- Next of Kin: Mrs. Eva Inez Caplinger - Mother
- Address: Rt. 7, Hillsboro, Ohio
- Disposition: Unrecoverable – Among the 900+ souls still onboard the USS Arizona
- Posthumous Awards: Purple Heart, American Defense Service Medal w/Fleet Clasp, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/Star, WWII Victory Medal
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