Sergeant Donkers was a member of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was listed as Missing in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on October 19, 1952.
He was presumed dead on December 31, 1953. Sergeant Donkers was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal. Data Source: Korean War Veteran Honor Roll