Fredrick Downs, Jr.
First Lieutenant Frederick Downs, Jr. was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School on 16 February 1967. His first duty assignment was as Training Officer, Fort Gordon, GA. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Unit Commander, 1542 Infantry, Company D, 1st Bn, 14th Infantry, 3rd Brigade, 4th Div, U.S. Army Vietnam. | His military awards and decorations include: Silver Star, Purple Heart w/3 Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star w/V Device, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal w/60 Device, Overseas Bar, National Defense Service Medal, Expert Marksmanship Badge (Rifle M-14), Good Conduct Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge. | He served as Director, Prosthetic & Sensory Aids Service, Department of Medicine & Surgery, Veterans Administration.