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CPL Michael Andrew Downey

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CPL Michael Andrew Downey

Birth
Arizona, USA
Death 19 Nov 2004 (aged 21)
Al Fallujah, Anbar, Iraq
Burial Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Plot SECTION 60 SITE 1025
Memorial ID 62379041 View Source
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CPL US MARINE CORPS
IRAQ

November 19, 2004
Marine Lance Cpl. Michael A. Downey
Operations Iraq Freedom 21, of Phoenix; assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii; died Nov. 19 at National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., of wounds sustained Nov. 11 from enemy action in Anbar province, Iraq.Marine officials have related that Downey, a lance corporal and combat engineer with the 3rd Marine Division, was wounded Nov. 10 during the U.S. offensive in Fallujah. He was destroying captured insurgent weapons when he was shot by a sniper. The bullet passed through his spine

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