April 10, 1963
Engineman Third Class
United States Navy
Donald Clifford Day, the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Herschel Day, was born on September 12, 1942, in Kansas City, Mo.
He spent his early boyhood there, and attended local public schools. Donald enlisted in the Navy on September 18, 1959, at Chicago, Ill., and completed his basic training at the U.S. Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill.
He volunteered for submarine duty, and upon being accepted, he was enrolled in the Navy's Submarine School at the U.S. Naval Submarine Base, New London, Conn. Donald successfully completed the course of instruction, and was graduated in May, 1960. He was then assigned to the U.S. Naval Submarine Base, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
On February 27, 1961, Donald was assigned to the nuclear-powered submarine, U.S.S. Thresher (SSN 593). In October 1962, Donald became qualified as a submariner and was awarded his silver dolphins.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Jane Day and a daughter, Anita Dawn
Day, of Newburyport, Mass., and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herschel Day
of Oak Lawn, Ill.