General Downing Airport At Peoria sign now

To: Peoria Airport Board of Directors

General Wayne A. Downing was born and raised in Peoria. He went on to West Point and rose through the ranks to Four-Star General--the highest available rank and the highest of any native Peorian, ever.

We believe that incorporating his name into that of the new Peoria Airport such as "General Downing International Airport at Peoria, Illinois" would be a decorous act for him and Peoria.

Below are listed some significant facts about General Downing

Place of birth Peoria, Illinois
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1962-1996
Rank General
Commands held United States Special Operations Command
U.S. Army Special Operations Command
Joint Special Operations Command
75th Ranger Regiment
Battles/wars Vietnam War
Awards Defense Distinguished Service Medal (2)
Distinguished Service Medal (2)
Silver Star (2)
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit (4)
Soldier's Medal
Bronze Star (7)
Purple Heart
military analyst, NBC News



Significantly, General Downing chose to return to Peoria after his retirement until his death in July 2007



Sincerely, the undersigned





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Latest Signatures

  • 12 December 2015500. Donna Gregory
    He was a true hero and proud Peorian
  • 08 December 2015499. Tim S
    Unique opportunity for Peoria and Central Ilinois, similar to Butch O'Hare and Rick Husband International Airports.
  • 02 December 2015498. Erin F
    I support this petition
  • 28 November 2015497. Julie S
    As a fellow Peorian and military wife I feel naming the Airport after General Downing is a wonderful tribute to a man who served his country with dignity, sacrifice and honor.
  • 24 November 2015496. Michael M
    Best Luck
  • 17 November 2015495. Donna B
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  • 15 November 2015494. Mark Sg
    I served as GEN Downing's CSM at JSOC, he was a great leader of men.
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    The best for the general and Peoria
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    A great American who should be remembered
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