|Birth: ||May 8, 1974|
|Death: ||Oct. 28, 2004, Iraq|
Private First Class Stephen Paul Downing, II of Burkesville, Kentucky formerly of Waverly, Indiana was killed in action in Ar Ramadi, Iraq where he was stationed while assigned to the Alpha Battery, 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery, 2nd Infantry Division, Unit 15417 as an Ammunition Specialist. He had completed a 14 month tour in Korea and 3 weeks in Kuwait before being deployed to Iraq to augment or replace US Army Troops stationed there.
He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in action and the Bronze Star for Meritorious service.
He was preceded in death by grandparents Mika and Sophie Popvich Racic and Elmer “Chub” Mitchell and Shirley Evelyn Downing Piper.
Crown Hill Cemetery
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Record added: Jan 26, 2005
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Kathy Padgett Baker
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With Grateful Honor and Respect - In memory of an American Hero who fought & died to keep the world safe from oppression. Thank you for your service to our nation. God Bless & Comfort those you left behind to cherish your memory & mourn your passing. Rest...(Read more)|
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