Edward (Jack) Downing

Profile Updated: June 9, 2014
Edward (Jack) Downing
Class Year: 1953
Residing In: Springfield, VA USA
Spouse/Partner: Margaret
Occupation: Army, contractor for military, college teacher
Children: Diane, born 1960; Drew, born 1964; Megan, born 1970; Peggy born 1972
Military Service: Army  
Yes! Attending Reunion
Life After High School (tell us what you've been up to):

I year Purdue, West Point class of 1958 w/ Sam Collins; Joe Bishop and Hal Jordan one year ahead, Artillery, Ranger, Airborne, 82d Abn Div, Okinawa, Penn State MS Chem; taught Chem West Point, Viet Nam 9th Div; CINCPAC Hawaii; Viet Nam District Sr Advisor; Durham, NC, Army Research Office, Pentagon, Retired. MS Syst Mgt USC; MBA; DBA; taught management; project mgr, Nat Academy Sci (NRA); retired again; teach Eng as 2d Language (ESL), house exchanges many states, Turkey,; Civil War buff."CINC Obits" for West Point class. Love life! Good memories of CPHS. Great class of 1953.

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Oct 21, 2016 at 6:48 PM

Posted on: Sep 17, 2016 at 9:17 PM

Oh Oh! I somehow deleted the message I was writing to you. Yu may get two, but I'll start again,

Yes, I'm still around and doing pretty well. We live in Springfield, VA about 15 miles south of Washington, DC. I'm still married to the girl I married in 1959. We have a son living in Hawaii, a daughter in Portland, OR, another in Denver, and a third in Richmond, VA. Interestingly, we have a grandson in Kurdish Iraq with a German organization and helping with the refugees.

We travel to visit them all. Next month to Denver.

Where are you? I have a West Point classmate who graduated from GMA in 1954 named Bill Giallourkis, a gymnast. Ever run into him?

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Jun 07, 2016 at 10:46 PM

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Jun 09, 2015 at 10:11 AM


Thanks for the birthday wishes. It's hard to believe that I am 80!! I'm still going strong but old age is chipping away at me. I live in Springfield, VA just south of Washington, DC. Your stories are good. good old 'snake". One time he took me to the auditorium to prepare it for a program. I didn't realize that it belonged to the city, not the school. I began to direct the manager on how to set it up. Mr Hutchinson corrected me and said that I should ask, not direct.

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Jun 07, 2015 at 10:34 PM

Posted on: Jun 07, 2015 at 3:06 PM


Thanks for the birthday greeting. I haven't decided about the reunion this year. I wonder how many of our classmates are going. It's good to keep in touch this way. It's hard to believe that I have turned 80! That used to be old. I don't feel it but time marches on.


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