In 1945, Donald Dunn was awarded the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving with the 10th Mountain Division during World War II. It’s not something that Dunn talks about, without prompting, but he does wear a Silver Star pin on his lapel. That pin launched the beginning of many conversations and a lasting friendship with Peter Mansoor, associate professor and General Raymond E. Mason, Jr. Chair in Military History.
Watch Colonel Mansoor’s conversation with Donald about the Climb to Glory, visiting Italy with his family, and the impact of the Donald G. and Mary A. Dunn Chair in Military History on the military history program at Ohio State.