Donovan Earl Watts

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Anniston, AL

Branch of Service: U.S. Army

Rank: Command Sergeant

Command Sergeant Major Donovan Earl Watts was serving with 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, when he was killed by a land mine blast while on patrol in Bayji, Iraq. He served 27 years.

Donovan had a smile that lit up a room. He was a loving and giving person with a big heart who loved the 82nd Airborne. He was a man of wisdom who gave 100% to everything he did. He truly loved life.

“I’m still dancing with you in my heart.”
– Yvonda Bolton, fiancé

Age: 46

Date of Death: November 21, 2006

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