Leroy Charles Howe

Corporal
FOX CO, 2ND BN, 9TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
22 March 1948 - 13 May 1967
Holland Patent, New York
Panel 19E Line 107

3RD MARDIV 9TH MARINES
Silver Star

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Leroy Charles Howe

27 Nov 2002

Corporal Leroy Charles Howe, nicknamed "HOWIE", will always be in my mind and in my heart. My friend, it has been 35 years since that day you paid the ultimate price. It will always be printed in my mind as I ran up only to see you fall protecting your Gunner. I finally got in touch with your brother Paul. He still had the letter I wrote your Mom after your death. He also told me your Mother has joined you at rest and peace. I told him how we shared our 19th birthday together. Every time I celebrate my birthday I remember us on that bunker enjoying that jar of peanut butter. Rest well, my friend, may we meet again.

Semper Fi

Lloyd ( Joe ) Moore
Fox 2/9 Machine Gun Squad Leader
lmoore19@aol.com

27 Nov 2002

Though I was born the year after your untimely death, I remember your face well from the photos and articles my parents kept. I am truly sorry to never have known you personally, but you will always hold a big place in my heart. Your courage lives strong in me and helps carry me through difficult times. Your photo on my wall gives me constant strength and lifts me up when I am down. Somehow, I feel you with me.

From his niece,
Jeanne Marie Howe
jeannie@koronin.net

13 May 2007

My wife was talking to our cousin Paulie in New York today (Mother's Day) and Paulie realized that today was also your death day. Remembering you and your service to our county. Forever in our hearts.

From his cousins,
the Stephen Zabek family
tammoogotmilk@msn.com

10 Jun 2007

I happened to find your fine memorial while remembering you as a very good childhood friend. You sat in front of me in school and always had a pencil for me whenever I needed one (often).

I missed you after you left home to enter the service and was deeply saddened when I heard of your brave sacrifice. I still think of you often and go to the wall to physically touch your name.

Thank you and the millions like you for the freedoms I have today.

From a high school friend,
Keith Marley
Hillsborough, NJ
keithrmarley@gmail.com



The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a friend & fellow Marine,
Lloyd ( Joe ) Moore
8 Wolf Road, Croton, N Y 10520
Lmoore19@aol.com



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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 27 Nov 2002
Last updated 11/04/2007