Veterans' Memorial Project

James Garnett Downer
Pembroke, KY

Photo of James Garnett Downer

World War II

College: Liberal Arts & Sciences
Graduation Year: 1938
Service branch: Army
Rank: First Lieutenant
Date of Birth: 11/23/1915
Date of Death: 12/9/1942

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Lt. Downer served with the 126th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division of the U.S. Army. He entered the service from Kentucky and was killed in New Guinea. He is buried at Manila American Cemetery, Manila, Philippines. Lt. Downer earned the Distinguished Service Cross and Purple Heart.

- submitted by Gail Downer McCullough, daughter