|Birth: ||Aug. 21, 1930|
Santa Rosa County
|Death: ||Aug. 18, 1969, Vietnam|
In Memory of….. Sgt Howard Carlton Ard.
KOREA & VIETNAM, BRONZE STAR MEDAL, PURPLE HEART
You may be gone, no longer living on this earth; but you will live on - in the memories of your family and friends. There will always be a part of you living in those who knew you. You will live on because we remember you!
Howard Carlton Ard, Sergeant First Class
Date of Birth Aug 21, 1930
From: JAY, FL
Marital Status: Married to Virgie L. Harrison Ard (1935 - 1994). Daughter, Diana Ard Grindo. Son, . Parents: Father, Howard C. Ard and Mother, Lena Ard both of Jay, Florida. Sisters, Lillie Mae, Bessie Jerrell and Mannie L. Ard. Brothers, R.J. Ard, Franklin Ard (Born Aug. 22, 1938 and Died Nov. 18, 1938), Bobby Ard (Born Feb. 7, 1938 and Died Feb. 7, 1938) and William Feurley Ard.
***** Photo - Posted on 11/9/12 - by Diane Ard Grindo
My father was true army though and though we were all proud of him. Two of his sons and oldest granson followed in his footsteps and served proudly. He served his family and country with pride.
We miss you.
***** From your oldest grandson you never meet. It was your sacrifice that gave me the desire to serve my country for 20 years in the U.S. Marines. I have the utmost respect for you and all of your fellow Vietnam veterans. I wish I could have met you and hope one day we will meet at the pearly gates.
First Sergeant Raymond Stephens
USMC Retired – 1990-2010
***** I never got to meet him but heard alot of good things about him but iknow the good lord has him home now thank you uncle carlton
***** To whoever, reads these lines. I served, with Sergeant Ard, in Vietnam. Often, very often, do I think about You, Sergeant Ard. I have tears in my eyes, as I write, these few lines. I did get wounded in Vietnam, when I was an advisor with MAT54, I got MEDEVACed all the way, to NC.. I think often, back to those days while we were at MAT54. To your family, I would like to say, I'am sorry, about your loss. Bless all, of you.
Carlton Ard Junior in the 1940 Census
Age 10, born 1930
Home in 1940 Santa Rosa, Florida
Household Members Age
Head Howard O Ard 37 - Your Dad
Wife Lena Ard 31 - Your Mom
Daughter Lillie Mae Ard 15 - Sister
Daughter Bessie Jerrell Ard 12 - Sister
Son Carlton Ard Junior 10 - This is YOU......
Son R J Ard 7 - Brother
Daughter Mannie L Ard 5 - Sister
SFC - E7 - Army - MACV Advisors
Home of Record: Jay, FL
Service: Army of the United States
Grade at loss: E7
Rank: Sergeant First Class
ID No: 422381411
MOS: 91B4H: Medical NCO (Instructor)
Length Service: 18
Unit: ADV TEAM 73, HQ, MACV ADVISORS, MACV
Start Tour: 12/13/1968
Incident Date: 08/18/1969
Casualty Date: 08/18/1969
Age at Loss: 38
Location: Chuong Thien Province, South Vietnam
Remains: Body recovered
Casualty Type: Hostile, died outright
Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
Casualty Detail: Gun or small arms fire
ON THE WALL Panel 19W Line 058
Sgt Howard Carlton Ard was killed while a passenger on a military vehicle on a military mission when a hostile force was encountered.
He died on August 18, 1969 at the age of 39 from small arms fire.
(bio by: Robert)
Howard C. Ard (1903 - 1969)
Lena N Ard (1909 - 1984)
Virgie Harrison Ard (1935 - 1994)
Barrancas National Cemetery
Plot: 29, 58
Maintained by: Eddieb
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 2932156