Marshall High School Alumni

Marshall, Illinois (IL)

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Fred Downs

Fred Downs

Class of 1962

Mr. Downs is a Vietnam Veteran who lost his left arm in combat. He is the author of books including "The Killing Zone: My Life in the Vietnam War," "Aftermath: A Soldier's Return from Vietnam," and "No Longer Enemies, Not Yet Friends."
June 8, 2008
Frederick Downs, Jr.
Chief Prosthetics & Clinical Logistics Officer, Dept. of Vets. Affairs
Manages 1.3 billion dollar prosthetics and sensory Aids Program for U.S. Veterans
· Special Assignments for Dept of Defense
· Special Assignments for Aid for Int’l Development
· Humanitarian team on POW/MIA Affairs
· “The Killing Zone: My Life in the Vietnam War”
· “Aftermath: A Soldier’s Return from Vietnam”
· “No Longer Enemies, Not Yet Friends”
· Silver Star, Bronze Star, Vietnam Gold Cross of Gallantry, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Four Purple Hearts
· Citation of a Layman for Distinguished Service, highest award given by American Medical Association to non-physician
· Indiana State University
· BS in Business Administration, University of Denver
· Masters in Business Administration, University of Denver
Western Indiana
Married with two daughters

I believe Fred graduated from MHS in 1962 but he may have moved away before graduation. I know he attended MHS and lived in Marshall. He has to be one of the most distinguished MHS alumni.

Here is his web page.

James A. Tyler
Class of 1960

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