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John Downey

John Downey (AP Photo/Bob Child, File)
John Downey (AP Photo/Bob Child, File)

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November 03, 2016 "I met John in the fall of 1974 while attending the Harvard "B" school. I wanted to see the Ali/Foreman fight on the big screen at the Boston Garden with a classmate who invited someone from the Law School that I didn't know. The three of us took the train to the Garden. Before going inside, John bought a six pack that he concealed under his overcoat. We bought rather inexpensive seats but moved down to better seats after the fight started. We enjoyed casual conversation and I learned some interesting details about his past. I shared some of my experiences as a former Army officer. To me, John resembled the actor Ernest Borgnine. I instantly liked and admired him this man who was 16 years older. I knew little of John's accomplishments after leaving Harvard and only learned of his passing this week. We were just three guys at a fight having a beer. Greatly saddened, my thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Peace be with you." - Louis Bantom (Ann Arbor, MI)
August 30, 2015 "Life is precious to God. He gave his only begotten son in order for everyone exercising faith in him might not be destroyed but have everlasting life. ( John 3 : 16 )"
June 10, 2015 "John 11:33 says: "When Jesus saw her weeping and the Jews who had come with her weeping and groaning, he groaned within himself and became troubled." Jesus expressed tears when his friend Lazarus died, he knows how it feels to lose a dead loved one and he understands what you and your family are experiencing. May this bring you and your family comfort in this time of need. cjp (fla.)"
November 30, 2014 "Dear Audrey, please accept my most sincere condolences on John's death. I admired him greatly and you both were so very kind to me at dinner in your home. His passing is a great loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your son at this time." - Patricia McLaughlin (Peabody, MA)
November 30, 2014 "Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of John. May God give you the strength to face the days ahead. I hope you can find comfort in the words found at John 6:40." - KG (Orlando, FL)
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — John T. Downey, a former CIA agent who survived more than 20 years in Chinese prisons during the Cold War before becoming a...
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