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is honored on Panel 25E, Line 113 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Teri McDevitt Orlando for Donald William Downing

    Posted on 6/8/16 - by
    Don Downing was my Father's best friend and my brother's Godfather. I have such fond memories of him and the entire family when we were in Hawaii and also in Massachusetts. I have lost contact with the family, but want them to know their father and everyone is still in our prayers. My sister wears a MIA bracelet and has for decades, with his info on it. She has never taken it off. Gone but not forgotten!
  • Grandfather...this is your grand daughter.

    Posted on 2/9/16
    I'm now a United States Seabee in the worlds greatest Navy. I'm deployed right now. And I know your watching over me. My angel keep me and my brothers and sisters safe. At home or over seas. I love you tho we never got to meet. Thank you so much for your sacrifice. You are not forgotten.
  • Final Mission of CAPT Donald W. Downing

    Posted on 12/15/14 - by
    1LT Paul D. Raymond and MAJ Carl D. Miller were F-4 pilots who were sent on a combat mission over Quang Binh Province, North Vietnam on September 5, 1967. Raymond's bombardier/navigator on the flight was CAPT Donald W. Downing, while Miller's was 1LT Thomas P. Hanson. Both aircraft crashed on their missions near the coast of Vietnam. Raymond and Downing went down about 10 miles north of the city of Vinh Linh, while Miller and Hanson went down about 20 miles north of Vinh Linh. All four were classified Missing in Action. Whether the four airmen missing on September 5, 1967 survived to be captured is not known. During the period they were maintained missing, Miller was promoted to the rank of Colonel, Downing to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, Hanson to the rank of Major and Raymond to the rank of Captain. [Taken from]
  • Wisconsin 37 POW/MIA Tribute

    Posted on 8/24/14 - by Jeff Doc Dentice
    Donald Downing is remembered on Docs Wisconsin 37 Tribute page, along with all the WI. Vietnam War POW/MIA.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 9/4/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear LTC Donald William Downing, 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, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
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The Wall of Faces

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