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Louis Eldridge Howell, Sr
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Rest in Heavenly peace.
- William Neill
 Added: Nov. 15, 2014
 

- CSC
 Added: May. 10, 2014
 

- Rose Chandler Royals
 Added: May. 20, 2013
 
Thank you for your service. We honor you Sir.
- Rose Chandler Royals
 Added: Jan. 20, 2013
 
TEC4 - Technician 4 (E-5) was the fifth highest noncommissioned officer rank in the US Army World War II. On January 8, 1942, under War Department Circular No. 5, the ranks of Technician Third Grade (T/3) = (E6), Technician Fourth Grade (T/4) = (E5), and Technician Fifth Grade (T/5) = (E4) were created and replaced the existing specialist ranks. Initially, these ranks used the same insignia as the Staff Sergeant, Sergeant, and Corporal, but on September 4, 1942, Change 1 to AR 600-35 added "T" for "Technician" to the standard chevron design that corresponded with that grade. [2] Despite that, as with the Specialists that they replaced, unofficial insignia using a specialty symbol instead of the T were used in some units. A technician was generally not addressed as such, but rather as the equivalent line (NCO) rank in its pay grade (T/5 as Corporal; T/4 as Sergeant; T/3 as Sergeant or Staff Sergeant). Officially, a technician did not have the authority to give commands or issue orders but could under combat conditions be placed second in command of a squad by a Sergeant. Unofficially, most units treated them as though they were of the equivalent rank of the same pay grade. The Technician ranks were removed from the rank system in 1948. The concept was brought back with Specialist ranks of in 1955. We the people, thank you for your service. R.I.P. Uncle "L.D."
- JB BERRY
 Added: Nov. 11, 2011
 
W5DXB
- JB BERRY
 Added: May. 24, 2011
 

- Janice Williams Langley
 Added: May. 23, 2011
 
"Virtus in arduo" (Virture in difficulty). R.I.P. Uncle "L.D."
- JB BERRY
 Added: May. 22, 2011
 
The World War II Victory Medal is a decoration of the United States military which was created by an act of Congress in July 1945. The decoration commemorates military service during the Second World War and is awarded to any member of the United States military, including members of the armed forces of the Government of the Philippine Islands, who served on active duty, or as a reservist, between December 7, 1941 and December 31, 1946. We the people, thank you for your service. R.I.P. Uncle "L.D."
- JB BERRY
 Added: May. 21, 2011
 
Veteran of World War II, with service at the battles of Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands, and Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands Pacific theaters. U.S. Army Motto "This we'll defend". We the people, thank you for your service. R.I.P. Uncle "L.D."
- JB BERRY
 Added: May. 20, 2011
 
 
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