Donald Joseph Chappuis
Last updated 10/28/2019 at 2:40pm
Donald Joseph Chappuis, born Feb. 5, 1923, in Rayne, La., passed away on Oct. 19, 2019, in Flower Mound, Texas, where he resided the last 3-1/2 years of his life.
He was the son of Elise Daboval and Archibald Chappuis. Raised in Rayne, he attended Louisiana State University, where he studied mechanical engineering. He graduated with a B.S. degree in 1947, and later earned his M.S. in 1962.
During World War II, he served in the 157th Combat Engineer Battalion as combat engineer unit commander. His unit played an integral part in the Normandy invasion and continued their engineer activit...