Luers Grad. Honored on Wall

Vietnam Wall, Fort Wayne, IN, Colone,
Vietnam casualties, Fort Wayne, IN, memorial, museum Vietnam wall

Ronald J. Colone

Colone was born on August 26, 1947 and was a 1965 graduate of Bishop Luers High School.

According to his obituary, Colone resided in Fort Wayne his entire life and was active in youth hockey, including playing for the Fort Wayne Pepsi Komets from 1963-’64.

He was also honored with the annual Sportsmanship Award.

After Basic Training and advanced infantry training, Colone was sent to Vietnam and ended up serving with C CO, 1ST BN, 52ND INFANTRY, 198TH INFANTRY BDE, AMERICAL DIV, USARV

On April 25, 1968, Specialist 4th Colone was engaged with the enemy when he detonated a booby-trap and died immediately.

Services were held in Fort Wayne and Colone is buried in Catholic Cemetery on Lake Avenue.

His name is on the Vietnam Wall in Fort Wayne, Indiana, 2122 O’Day Rd. 46818 and also in Washington, DC.

Panel 52E, Line 6