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Frederick Downs, Jr. - United States of America

Mr. Downs served in the US Army as a platoon leader in Vietnam where he was severely injured, losing his left arm above the elbow. He was decorated with numerous awards for his service, including four Purple Hearts, and was inducted into the Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame at Fort Benning Infantry School. Mr. Downs has written articles for the New York Times and Washington Post, and is the author of three critically acclaimed books - The Killing Zone: My Life in the Vietnam War, Aftermath: A Soldier’s Return from Vietnam, and No Longer Enemies, Not Yet Friends. He is currently the Chief Consultant of the Prosthetic and Sensory Aids Service at the Department of Veterans Affairs Headquarters in Washington, DC. Through his position with the VA, Mr. Downs manages a nationwide program furnishing assistive aids and services to nearly 2 million veterans with disabilities. He has also worked on special assignments to develop prosthetic projects overseas in areas of civil conflict.

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