Veterans' Memorial Project

James Garnett Downer

Pembroke, KY

World War II

College: Liberal Arts & Sciences

Graduation Year: 1938

Service Branch: Army

Rank: First Lieutenant

Date of Birth: 11/23/1915

Date of Death: 12/09/1942

Lt. Downer served with the 126th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division of the U.S. Army. He entered the service from Kentucky and was killed in New Guinea. He is buried at Manila American Cemetery, Manila, Philippines. Lt. Downer earned the Distinguished Service Cross and Purple Heart.

– submitted by Gail Downer McCullough, daughter

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