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is honored on Panel 44E, Line 34 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank You

    Posted on 6/10/18 - by Lucy Micik
    Dear PFC Francis Dowd,
    Thank you for your service as a Field Artillery Cannoneer. We remember all you who gave their all. It has been too long, and it's about time for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
  • I would appreciate any information!

    Posted on 3/23/18 - by Ariana E
    My name is Ariana. I am researching Francis for my school's Vietnam Project. If you knew him personally, I would appreciate it if you would contact me
  • Purple Heart awarded on October 7, 2014

    Posted on 10/21/14 - by Edward C Burke, Cpl, USMC (Ret)
    HQ Marine Corps has acknowledged an error in that 4 of 7 Marines killed in a "misadventure" were awarded a Purple Heart and three, including PFC Dowd were not. Based on evidence supplied by myself on behalf of Together We Served/Marines, the error has been corrected and the Purple Heart added to his records effective on October 7, 2014.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 3/20/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC Francis Joseph Dowd Jr, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • Semper Fi, Marine.

    Posted on 3/13/14 - by A US Marine, Vietnam
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