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James Donnie Howe
Birth: Dec. 17, 1948
Six Mile
Pickens County
South Carolina, USA
Death: May 6, 1970, Vietnam

Viet Nam Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Viet Nam War in the United States Marine Corps as a Lance Corporal in Company I, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery on May 6, 1970. His citation reads "For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a rifleman with Company I, during operations against enemy forces. In the early morning hours L/Cpl. Howe and 2 other marines were occupying a defensive position in a sandy beach area fronted by bamboo thickets. Enemy sappers suddenly launched a grenade attack against the position, utilizing the cover of darkness to carry out their assault. Following the initial explosions of the grenades, L/Cpl. Howe and his 2 comrades moved to a more advantageous position in order to return suppressive fire. When an enemy grenade landed in their midst, L/Cpl. Howe immediately shouted a warning and then threw himself upon the deadly missile, thereby protecting the lives of the fellow marines. His heroic and selfless action was in keeping with the finest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the U.S. Naval Service. He valiantly gave his life in the service of his country". On September 15, 1971 his Family was presented with his posthumous Medal at the White House by Vice President Spiro T. Agnew. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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 Parents:
  Odis Samuel Howe (1924 - 1992)
  Frances Pilgrim Howe (1924 - 1999)
 
 Siblings:
  James Donnie Howe (1948 - 1970)
  Wanda Jean Howe Hannah (1951 - 2008)*
  Gail Howe Hughes (1955 - 2010)*
  Sandra Lee Howe (1960 - 2012)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Liberty Memorial Gardens
Liberty
Pickens County
South Carolina, USA
Plot: Garden Christus A, Lot Lot 247, Space 3
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Russ Dodge
Record added: Oct 08, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6839393
James Donnie Howe
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