EDWARD MICHAEL HOWELL
Company C 1/22 Infantry
4th Infantry Division
Date of Birth Jun 21, 1937
From: CLEVELAND, OH
Religion: ROMAN CATHOLIC
Marital Status: Married
SFC - E7 - Army - Regular
Grade at loss: E6
Rank: Sergeant First Class
Note: Posthumous Promotion as indicated
4th Infantry Division
MOS: 11B40: Infantryman
Length of service 6 years
His tour began on Jul 21, 1966
Incident Date: 03/11/1967
Casualty Date: 04/17/1967
In Kontum Province, SOUTH VIETNAM
Hostile, died of wounds, GROUND CASUALTY
GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE
Body was recovered
Panel 18E - Line 41
Edward Howell was seriously
wounded in action on March 11, 1967 during an engagement with
in Kontum Province, while on Operation Sam Houston. He died in a hospital in Japan from his wounds on April 17, 1967.
He left behind his wife Bridget, a son and a daughter.
Edward M. Howell in Vietnam courtesy of SGT Gerald Jett Company C 1/22 Infantry 1966-67
SFC Edward M. Howell's decorations
Edward Howell is buried in the Gilasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, Ireland
The Gilasnevin Cemetery
Photo by Frank Duffin from the Find A Grave website
Grave marker for
Photo courtesy of
I am Eddies Cousin and we
sponsored him to the US
The graveyards of Ireland are littered with tales of a rich military history. Men who lived, fought and died in wars across
the old world and the new, in uniforms as varied as the landscapes in which they battled.
In Glasnevin Cemetery combatants range from those who fought alongside Wellington through to the battlefields of the American Civil War,
the trenches of WW1 and the air raids of the 1940s. One of these soldiers who fell in a foreign field was Edward Michael Howell.
Sergeant Edward Michael Howell was born in Dublin on June 21, 1937, and later resided in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a Sergeant First Class
in the U.S. Army, 4th Infantry Division. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal and a Purple Heart during his service.
Sergeant Howell died in the province of Kontum in South Vietnam from small arms fire on April 17, 1967.
His body was returned to his wife Bridget in Dublin and buried in YE 70 St Pauls section, Glasnevin Cemetery.
Rest, warrior rest.
From the Facebook page of Séan Padraíg O'Coinn
Top photo of E. M. Howell as a Sergeant with
Company C 1/22 Infantry at Fort Lewis circa 1965
from the 4th Infantry Division yearbook published in 1965
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