JOHN M. DOWNER, LTJG, USN
John Downer '75
Date of birth: January 8, 1953
Date of death: December 18, 1977
From the 1975 Lucky Bag:
John was killed when his A-7 Corsair II crashed near Naval Air Station Fallon, NV, on December 18, 1977. He was a member of Attack Squadron (VA) 122, which was stationed at NAS Lemore, CA and temporarily detached to Fallon Naval Air Station.
He was survived by his wife, Sherri, parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Downer, and brother Glenn.
John is buried in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Scotland, South Dakota.