Edwin Alfred Howard

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Edwin Alfred Howard
Born(1922-07-06)July 6, 1922
Phoenix, Arizona
DiedNovember 3, 1942(1942-11-03) (aged 20)
AllegianceUnited States of America
Service/branchUnited States Marine Corps
Years of service1941-1942
Unitcommunication wire team
Battles/warsWorld War II
*Guadalcanal campaign
AwardsSilver Star (posthumous)

Edwin Alfred Howard (July 6, 1922 - November 3, 1942)was born July 6, 1922 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Marine Corps career[edit]

Howard enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps September 23, 1941. On November 3, 1942 at Guadalcanal, Corporal Howard was in charge of a communication wire team trying to reestablish vital lines to the rear under enemy fire.

Awarded the Silver Star[edit]

For his gallantry in this action in which he lost his life trying to move a wounded comrade to safety, he was posthumously awarded the Silver Star.


USS Edwin A. Howard (DE-346) was named in his honor. She was launched January 25, 1944 by Consolidated Steel Corp., Ltd., Orange, Texas; sponsored by Mrs. Julia W. Howard, mother of Corporal Howard; and commissioned May 25, 1944, Lieutenant Commander F. Denfield, USNR, in command.

See also[edit]

Other articles of the topics Biography AND World War II : Max Silverstein, Joseph Edward Connolly, Andrew Jackson Gandy, Remi A. Balduck, Clancy Lyall, Denver Randleman, Ronald A. Burdo

Other articles of the topic Biography : Malcolm Hebert, Peach Momoko, Scott McAdams, Charles John Duffy, Fernanda Lara, Melaina Shipwash, Anna Nicole Smith

Other articles of the topic World War II : Harry Welsh, John Joseph Gilligan Jr., Amos J. Taylor, Eugene Blair, Thomas Mack Wilhoite, 7th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, LeRay Wilson
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This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.

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