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PFC George Jimmie Howell

PFC George Jimmie Howell

Salinas, Monterey County, California, USA
Death 21 Dec 2007 (aged 24)
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Sec 60 Site 8728
Memorial ID 23548854 · View Source
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Pfc. George J. Howell of Salinas, California attended Elkhorn Elementary and Moss Landing Middle School. He also attended North Monterey County and Seaside high schools, but left before graduating to find work, later earning his GED. He decided to enlist in the Army despite the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in order to take care of his family. The Army seemed a natural fit for him. His father, who died in 2001, served in the Army during the Vietnam War. Other family members had also been in the military. George signed up for a three year hitch on active duty, followed by reserve duty. George completed basic and advanced individual training at Fort Benning, Ga., and had been awarded a Purple Heart and the Army Service Ribbon. George enlisted as a way to support his wife and children, Raiden and Niya. He followed a well worn path serving in the military as several members of his family had fought in wars ranging from World War II to the Vietnam War. His father who died in 2001, served numerous tours in Vietnam. George died in Riyadh, Iraq after a roadside bomb exploded beneath his truck at age 24.

1st Battalion
87th Infantry Regiment
1st Brigade Combat Team
10th Infantry Division (Light Infantry)
Fort Drum, New York

  • Created by: Elizabeth Reed
  • Added: 25 Dec 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23548854
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for PFC George Jimmie Howell (25 Jan 1983–21 Dec 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23548854, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Elizabeth Reed (contributor 46561848) .