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First Name: Steven

Last Name: Downing

Birthplace: Indianapolis, IN, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Middle Name: Paul

Date of Birth: 08 May 1974

Date of Death: 28 October 2004

Rank: Private First Class

Years Served:
Steven Paul Downing II

•  Iraq War (Operation Iraqi Freedom) (2003 - 2011)


Steven Paul Downing II
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Operation Iraqi Freedom

Stephen Paul Downing II was born on 8 May 1974 in Indianapolis, IN.

Military Service

Stephen was 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 killed in action in Ar Ramadi, Iraq.

Medals and Awards (Posthumously Awarded)

Bronze Star Medal
Purple Heart

Death and Burial

Private First Class Stephen Paul Downing II was killed in action on 28 October 2004. He is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis, IN.

He was preceded in death by grandparents Mika and Sophie Popvich Racic and Elmer "Chub" Mitchell and Shirley Evelyn Downing.


Honoree ID: 2134   Created by: MHOH




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