Company C 1/22 Infantry

4th Infantry Division

DOW 04/17/1967



Age: 29
Race: Caucasian
Sex: Male
Date of Birth Jun 21, 1937
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
Body was recovered

Panel 18E - Line 41


Edward Howell was seriously wounded in action on March 11, 1967 during an engagement with hostile forces
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
Edward Michael Howell
Gilasnevin Cemetery

Photo courtesy of
Eddie's cousin Séan Conlon

Séan adds:

I am Eddie’s Cousin and we sponsored him to the US
before he was drafted into the Army.
  I was over in Dublin recently and I stopped in Glasnevin Cemetery
and took a picture of his gravestone. 
I thought you might like a picture to add to his page. 
Eddie’s mother was a Conlon, and we miss him.
  His family returned to Dublin, and his boys still live there.




Glasnevin Museum

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 Paul’s 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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