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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 : Jesse Rutherford Jr., London Lewis Traw, Floyd B. Parks, Jaime Sabater Sr., Clarence Lee Evans, Angus R. Goss, Chester Thomas O'Brien

Other articles of the topic Biography : Aleksandar B. Nedeljković, Charles John Duffy, Asa Lewis, W. Matt Lowe, Emily Tassie, Janine Jansen Van Vuuren, Pietro Cugini

Other articles of the topic World War II : Roy Orestus Hale Jr., Ronald A. Burdo, Richard Alonzo Jaccard, London Lewis Traw, Severin Louis Rombach, Andrew Jackson Gandy, George M. Campbell
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This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.

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