Warren County

Sgt. Samuel R. Downey



Iowa’s World War II Honor Roll

These Iowans, like the ones pictured in this section last Sunday, have given their lives for their country. They came from all sections of the state, from all walks of life, and they rest today in strange and far away but never-to-be forgotten places. The final line beneath each photograph tells the geographical area in which the man was serving. Additional pictures of Iowans who have been killed in combat will be carried on future Sundays.

Source: The Des Moines Register, Sunday, December 12, 1943 (photo included)

Samuel Richard Downey was born Feb 5, 1923 to Walter Alexander and Elsie M. Downey. He died July 25, 1943 and is buried in IOOF Cemetery, Indianola, IA.

Sgt. Downey served in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps and was KIA in the Pacific area.

Source: ancestry.com