|Birth: ||Sep. 7, 1932|
|Death: ||Jul. 11, 1953, South Korea|
Howard was mortally wounded in Korea on July 7, 1953 while a member of the 45th Infantry Division, U.S. Army. He died from his wounds on July 11. He had graduated from Dearborn High School, Dearborn, Michigan and was working in a supermarket when he was drafted. His mother and father are buried next to him in Northview Cemetery, Dearborn, Michigan.
Howard was buried on September 12, 1953, five days after his 21st birthday. The funeral services were conducted at Christ Episcopal Church, Dearborn, Michigan, Reverend Edward R. A. Green officiating. The following poem, by Franklin Lee Stevenson, was printed in a small tribute folder given to those at the funeral: "For country and his flag he fought upon the battlefield, With proven courage he strode on, Nor would he ever yield, Until the great Commander called The brave one to come home, For a promotion to the skies, From which he shall not roam; So now he sleeps beneath his flag, But we will shed no tear, For from his courage we shall learn To have no thought of fear."
Alfred Marshall Ballentine (1897 - 1984)
Dorothy H.E. Myers (1900 - 1979)
Created by: Brian Heintzelman
Record added: Sep 01, 2006
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