Veterans' Memorial Project

Charles McCabe Downs

Danville, IL

World War II

College: Liberal Arts & Sciences

Graduation Year: Attended 1920

Service Branch: Army

Rank: Colonel

Date of Birth: 03/09/1900

Date of Death: 06/01/1945

Colonel Downs served at Army Headquarters, X Corps. He took pre-medical work at the University of Illinois and later received an M.D. at Indiana University. He was shot down on Mindanao. He is buried at Manila American Cemetery, Plot G Row 9 Grave 34, Manila, Philippines. He was awarded the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal, and Purple Heart.

-taken from Illinois Alumni News, September, 1946

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