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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Sad News From Michael Yon

Wayne Downing Gravely Ill

I just received the sad news that Wayne Downing, a legendary Ranger Leader, is gravely ill. I saw Wayne some months ago in Iraq, and his recent emails made him sound fine.

More information will be available as it develops.

Sadly,

Michael

Iraq Time: 0210 18 July 2007

Update:

Wayne Downing has passed away. We have lost a true American. His body may have stopped, but his spirit lives on and imbues courage and fidelity upon us.

We should not count our losses, but our gains. Wayne Downing was lost for today, but his spirit and memory continue to strengthen.

Our deepest condolences to the family of a Great American.

Small Wars Journal has posted more:

http://www.smallwarsjournal.com/blog/2007/07/general-wayne-a-downing-passin/

From Iraq: 18 July 07 1129


Services for Wayne Downing

Wayne has expired in Peoria, Illinois. A memorial service will be held this Saturday between 9 and 10 am at St Thomas Catholic Church, Peoria. Internment will be held at West Point in September. The family requests contributions in lieu of flowers to the following:

Special Operations Warrior Foundation

PO Box 13483

Tampa, Fla 33681-3483

National Ranger Memorial Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 53369
Ft. Benning, GA 31995-3369