FRANCIS E DOWLING
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HONORED ON PANEL 28E, LINE 21 OF THE WALL

FRANCIS ELLSWORTH DOWLING

WALL NAME

FRANCIS E DOWLING

PANEL / LINE

28E/21

DATE OF BIRTH

07/13/1929

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH LONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

10/17/1967

HOME OF RECORD

COOPERSTOWN

STATE

ND

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SMAJ

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LEFT FOR FRANCIS ELLSWORTH DOWLING
POSTED ON 1.15.2005
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Francis is buried at Arlington Nat Cem.
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POSTED ON 10.24.2003
POSTED BY: Michael Myers

The Day He Died

You can read about CSM Dowling, LTC Terry Allen and the men they commanded on Oct 17, 1967, in the book "They Marched into Sunlight" by David Maraniss. It tells the story of the "Black Lions of the Big Red One and the events in the ambush that was the last battle of so many good soldiers.
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POSTED ON 6.19.1999
POSTED BY: Jim Shelton

Sargeant Major

Francis Dowling was the Command Sergeant Major(CSM) of the 2d Bn, 28th Infantry Black Lions, Ist Infantry Division. He was a brave and loyal soldier, tall, handsome and professional.He died next to his Battalion Commander, Terry de la Mesa Allen. He was always at his commander's side. He was a good man with a strong sense of humor and a love of soldiering. I miss him. Jim Shelton BG, USA, (Ret)
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