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Susan Downes, Cpl., U.S. Army Retired
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Army Wife Enlists, Escapes Death on Afghan Mountain
WASHINGTON - Many wounded warriors who have served in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom have paid the price for their participation in combat.
U.S. Army Cpl. Susan Downes

Depending on that price, many view not only themselves as a hero, but those who were lost. “I was just doing my job. I think we all were.,” said former U.S. Army specialist Sue Downes, who was injured in late 2006. <More

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From: A.J Yokley
Comments:I had served with SSG Michael Shank. My thoughts and prays go out to Mrs. Downes A.J Yokley Loudon, TN

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