101 ABN DIV

John William Howell

Sergeant
Co D, 3rd Bn, 187th Infantry
Army Of The United States
27 December 1949 - 15 February 1971
Bolivar, TN
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Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, and Vietnam Campaign medals

The database page for John William Howell

Spent my first night in the field with Johnny. He made a difficult time a lot easier. Johnny had a 57 Chevy, his favorite song was a Simon & Garfunkle tune, and he never made love to Debbie. Died way too young.

I visit his parents (Sam and Mary) and sisters (Marylin and Janice) at least once a year. Wonderful family.

Ben, Dave, Carl and I miss him tremendously.




The 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry, deployed to Vietnam in 1967. There, in battles from the A Shau Valley to the Iron Triangle, the Rakkasans added nine decorations and twelve battle streamers to the two decorations and three battle streamers of WWII and the four decorations and six battle streamers of Korea.


A memorial from his friend,
Chuck McPeek
53 Capt. Ames Drive, Parkersburg, WV 26101
mcpeekjc@bp.com 
27 Mar 2001



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With all respect - K. J. Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)