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J.E. Downing
Will Be Sent
To Japan Soon

   FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. --- Pfc James E. Downing, 21, son of Mrs. Lessie C. Downing, 236 Hospital ave., Greenwood, S.C., is scheduled to be sent to Japan as part of Operation Gyroscope, the Army's new rotation plan.
   Downing will be flown to the Far East with approximately 4000 other members of the 508th Airborne Regimental Combat Team in giant C-124 Globemasters. The 508th will replace the 187 RCT.

   A squad leader in Headquarters Company, Downing entered the army in December 1953 and completed basic training at Camp Gordon, Ga.

[The Index-Journal, Greenwood, SC, 09 Jul 1955, Saturday, Page 5]

508th Boards A Globemaster
as they prepare to leave for Japan in Operation Gyroscope

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