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General Wayne A. Downing with Host Ed Sutkowski

General Wayne A. Downing, Retired Commander in Chief, U.S. Special Forces

General Wayne A. Downing, Retired Commander in Chief, U.S. Special Forces

General Wayne A. Downing

Retired Commander in Chief, U.S. Special Forces

Episode #106

 

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Recorded in 2006, host Ed Sutkowski talks family, career, and values with General Wayne Downing, U.S. Army (Retired). A Peorian and highly decorated combat veteran, General Downing retired after a 34-year career in the U.S. Army and served the White House as National Director and Deputy National Security Advisor for Combating Terrorism. General Downing died July 17, 2007.

Original Air Date(s): 3/31/2006


Biographical Information

General Wayne A. Downing, Retired Commander in Chief, U.S. Special Forces

A West Point graduate (Class of 1962), General Downing received a Masters of Business Administration from Tulane University. He served in Okinawa, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf and many other areas of global conflict and crisis. Among his more than 13 decorations and badges, General Downing was awarded the Silver Star and the Purple Heart. General Downing recounts his military and business ventures along with his near-death battlefield experience.

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