Lieutenant Colonel John Dowdy
Commanding Officer 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
John Dowdy was killed in action
while leading 1st Battalion during the first penetration
into Germany in September, 1944.
He was the highest ranking officer of the 22nd Infantry killed in World War II.
He was one of the most dynamic leaders of the 22nd Infantry ever.
John Dowdy's decorations
He was also awarded the Belgian Fourragere.
Grave marker for John Dowdy
For extensive coverage of John
Dowdy's service with the 22nd Infantry,
click on the following links to go to his pages on the 1st Battalion website:
LTC John Dowdy Commander of 1st Battalion
John Dowdy Biography
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