Lieutenant Colonel John Dowdy

Commanding Officer 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

KIA 09/16/1944





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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