In Memory

Richard L "Dick" Downs - Class Of 1939

Richard l "Dick"  L. Downs passed December 28, 1998. 

Dick graduated from Delphi High School in 1939 and attended Franklin College on a athletic scholarship.  With the outbreak of WWII, he enlisted in the army were he was a proud member of the First Special Service Force in WWII.  The FSSF was the forerunner to todays delta force.  Dick was a highly decorated platoon sergeant.  A movie was made of the outfit the Devils Brigade.
Dick  was married 45 years to Lois Anne Kite (DHS '50) and  they had five children; Joe (DCHS '70), John (DCHS '73),  Rick (Twin Lakes '74), Darcy (DCHS '74) and Marianne (DCHS '75).

Dick worked in construction as a carpenter, was an avid fisherman and hunter, but most important, he was a devoted husband and father.