Downing, Joseph Henry, Jr., SSG

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
11B40-Infantry Platoon Sergeant
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 11B40, HHC, Military Assistance Command Vietnam (MACV)
Service Years
1947 - 1968

Staff Sergeant

Seven Service Stripes

Two Overseas Service Bars

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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Washington, NC
Last Address
Washington, NC

Casualty Date
Feb 10, 1968
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Chuong Thien (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Cedar Hill Cemetery - Washington, North Carolina
Wall/Plot Coordinates
38E 067

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments
Military Assistance Command Vietnam MACV
  1967-1968, 11B40, MACV Advisory Team 50
  1967-1968, 11B40, HHC, Military Assistance Command Vietnam (MACV)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1951-1951 Korean War
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
SSGT Joseph Henry Downing Jr, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Washington, NC.

Staff Sergeant Joseph Henry Downing Jr was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army, SSG Downing served our country until February 10th, 1968 in Chuong Thien, South Vietnam. He was 37 years old and was married. It was reported that Joseph died from artillery fire. His body was recovered. SSG Downing is on panel 38E, line 067 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for 18 years.

He was the husband of Mrs Nellie R Downing, 1132 Pierce Street, Washington, NC. SFC Downing was a military man all his life. He enlisted at the age of 17 and loved serving his country.

He served with Headquarters Company, Advisory Team 50, MACV Advisors. MACV.

He was awarded The Combat Infantryman's Badge(CIB), The Bronze Star Medal, The Army Commendation Medal, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and The Army Good Conduct Medal(s). 
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