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SMN Thomas Harrod Downard
Birth: Jun. 9, 1917
Danville
Hendricks County
Indiana, USA
Death: Aug. 9, 1942, At Sea

The son of Lucy Lula (Fronk) and Thomas Franklin "Frank" Downard

World War II Vets Interred Overseas:
Name: Thomas H Downard
Inducted From: Indiana
Rank: Seaman First Class
Combat Organization: United States Navy
Death Date: August 10, 1943
Monument: Fort William McKinley, Manila, The Philippines
Last Known Status: Missing
U.S. Awards: Purple Heart Medal

His memorial plaque in this cemetery is in the center section with the flagpole and crosses.

His name is also honored on the "Tablets of the Missing" at Manila American Cemetery, Philippines.

Thomas Downard died on August 9, 1942 when the USS Quincy was sunk during the Battle of Savo Island. It was the Navy's policy to list MIAs as dead a year and a day after they were reported missing. 
 
Inscription:
In Memory of
Thomas H Downard
S1 US Navy
World War II
June 9 1917 Aug 10 1943
Purple Heart
USS Quincy
 
Note: 1942-Sep-17 Republican as Harrod Downard. See the original memorial for links to his parents.
 
Burial:
Danville South Cemetery *
Danville
Hendricks County
Indiana, USA
*Cenotaph [?]
 
Created by: J.Sullivan
Record added: Nov 30, 2007
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SMN Thomas Harrod Downard
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SMN Thomas Harrod Downard
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SMN Thomas Harrod Downard
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