Arkansas
Military Veterans'
Hall of Fame

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Arkansas
Military Veterans'
Hall of Fame

Russell Hanford Dowden, Jr. | Arkansas Military Veterans' Hall of Fame

Russell Hanford Dowden, Jr.

Dowden served 30 years and earned the Silver Star Medal for gallantry in action in Vietnam in 1965 as an Artillery Forward Observer where he was wounded and received a Purple Heart. During his career he earned the Defense Superior Service Medal and two awards of the Legion of Merit. He also served in the First Gulf War and is a member of the US Army Finance Regiment Hall of Fame.

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