Donald F. Tyndall (Donny) - Staff Sergeant - US Army
Donny Tyndall was born in Torrance CA. and raised between Inglewood (Home of the Lakers) and Carson CA. He graduated from Carson High School in June of 1981 and the very next day headed to Ft. Sill, OK., to start his military career with the Army in the A BTRY 2 BN 3 PLT where he completed his Basic and Advanced Individual Training for his new job (13B) Cannon Crewman. Initially Donny was drawn to that MOS for the bonus that came with that job, and later was put on the Nuclear War Head duties for his crew (YIKES!!!). Donny enjoyed his Field Artillery Unit very much, but had to change his MOS because of issues related to the inner ear created by the continuous combustion of the SP155MM Howitzer. He was sent to Camp Parks in CA., for training in Nuclear, Biological and Chemical warfare where he was awarded his NBC certificate (54E). He ended his career in April, 1993 with the 140th Chemical Division.
Donny loved riding his Honda Nighthawk on weekend road trips and all other outdoor activities. He played golf, baseball, softball, basketball, racquetball, tennis and of course riding his motorcycles, particularly, dirt bikes. Because of medical conditions Donny now enjoys his Golf and an occasional ride.
Donny met the love of his life at a church softball game where he played the infield and was trying to show off for her by trying to catch a pop fly behind his back, he misjudged the ball and it hit him on his head (Not the way he tried to Impress). Evidentially it worked because he and Linda went on frequent riding trips. He ended up on December 15, 1984 marrying (38 years and going strong) that pretty, sexy, and most thoughtful woman, in his mind anyways, the world had to offer. They were blessed five years later with their first child Joshua and further blessed to have four more children over the next seven years, Jonathan, Megan, Andrew and Ashley (last two TWINS).
He is excited and thankful to be chosen for this year's 10-day Veteran's Charity Ride out of Moab, UT., and looking forward not only for the ride but the therapy it may bring, as well as possibly helping and definitely socializing with fellow veterans. Donny is not only a disabled veteran with unseen disabilities but a proud retiree of American Airlines where he retired in 2019. He also became an ordained Deacon for his Church in Kaysville, UT., (True Vine Baptist Church) in 2021.