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LCPL James Donnie Howe

LCPL James Donnie Howe

Birth
Six Mile, Pickens County, South Carolina, USA
Death 6 May 1970 (aged 21)
Quang Nam, Vietnam
Burial Liberty, Pickens County, South Carolina, USA
Plot Garden Christus A, Lot Lot 247, Space 3
Memorial ID 6839393 · View Source
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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.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 6839393
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for LCPL James Donnie Howe (17 Dec 1948–6 May 1970), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6839393, citing Liberty Memorial Gardens, Liberty, Pickens County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .