Grant Marx Howe

Company C 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 06/24/1944

 

 

Grant M. Howe was born in Eugen, Lane County, Oregon on October 4, 1919. He was drafted
into the Army on July 16, 1942 at Tacoma Washington. His home of residence was listed as
Longview, Cowlitz County, Washington. He had completed four years of High School
and was single with no dependents. His religion was listed as Protestant.

His brother Robert Langston Howe died while serving aboard the U.S.S. Wasp on September 16, 1943.

Staff Sergeant Howe was killed in action in France near Gonneville, during the
attack against Cherbourg on June 24, 1944.

 

 

Grant M. Howe was buried in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery
Sainte Mere-Eglise #2 at Carentan, France in Block D Row 8 Grave 160 and was moved to the permanent
cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, most likely in 1948 when the temporary cemeteries were shut down.

Burial:
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Colleville-sur-Mer
Departement du Calvados
Basse-Normandie, France
Plot F Row 4 Grave 13

 

Grave marker for Grant M. Howe

Photo by Frogman from the Find A Grave website

 

 

 

 

 

 


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