1st Sgt. Robert J. Dowdy

  • "My beautiful son whom I miss with all my heart, Happy..."
    - Mom Dowdy
  • - Mom Dowdy
  • "Lacing up my shoes now and hitting the streets of El Paso..."
    - Amanda Tooke
  • "Thinking of you on this day as I always do. Missing you..."
    - Michael Gentile
  • "Memorial Day, 2018. Thinking of you, Sgt. Dowdy, and of..."
    - Beverly Sutton Lawrence

^Army Master Sgt. Robert J. Dowdy, 38, Cleveland, was among the members of the 507th Maintenance Company first listed as missing after a clash with Iraqi forces. Army Reserve Master Sgt. Jack Dowdy Jr., 40, said his younger brother followed him into the service 18 years ago and is just two years from retirement. "This is a major disaster for the family because nobody expected or had a clue it was going to happen," he said from Kaneohe, Hawaii. He said he last heard from his brother through e-mail. "He was dedicated, of course, to the military _ wherever they sent him he automatically went," he said, adding his brother liked to run. Jack Dowdy said his brother has a wife and teenage daughter in DeRidder, La. "That was probably the biggest joy in his life, was having a daughter," he said.
Published online on Jan. 28, 2005