Class of 1962
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
Â· Special Assignments for Dept of Defense
Â· Special Assignments for Aid for Intâ€™l Development
Â· Humanitarian team on POW/MIA Affairs
Â· â€œThe Killing Zone: My Life in the Vietnam Warâ€
Â· â€œAftermath: A Soldierâ€™s Return from Vietnamâ€
Â· â€œNo Longer Enemies, Not Yet Friendsâ€
Â· Silver Star, Bronze Star, Vietnam Gold Cross of Gallantry, Combat Infantrymanâ€™s Badge, Four Purple Hearts
Â· Citation of a Layman for Distinguished Service, highest award given by American Medical Association to non-physician
Â· Indiana State University
Â· BS in Business Administration, University of Denver
Â· Masters in Business Administration, University of Denver
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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