- 92 years old
- Year of birth: 1923
- Year of passing: 2016
Sgt MacDonald was one of a kind--an active, lovable, passionate man who shared his colorful story with all. He was the star at Friends of the Fort Ord Warhorse events with his WWII cavalry uniform and ceremonial warhorse, Comanche II. His contribution to Fort Ord historical and recreational preservation was enormous. The Friends plan a special salute at 6th Fort Ord Warhorse Day, May 7th.
Sgt. MacDonald will be greatly missed by all that knew him. He was a living legend and a huge part of the area's local military history. My deepest condolences to the family and TAPS to Sgt. MacDonald. Old Soldiers Never Die - They Just Fade Away, but the memories of them that we carry in our hearts, make them immortal.
As a U.S. Army historian I met Allan on dozens of occasions over the years and will greatly miss seeing him in that extraordinary uniform that he first put on in 1940. SFC MacDonald loved and faithfully represented the Army's mounted service throughout his life. My heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, and all those who will miss the tangible connection he gave us to the past.
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