Thomas D. Howie

Thomas D. Howie

Thomas Dry Howie was an American army officer, killed during the Battle of Normandy during World War II, while trying to capture the French town of Saint-Lô. He is known as "The Major of St. Lo". Howie was born in Abbeville, South Carolina, and graduated in 1929 from The Citadel, where he was president of his class, star halfback on the football team and captain of the baseball team. He taught English and coached at Staunton Military Academy in Virginia; he was commissioned into the US Army Reserve in 1932 and in 1934 transferred to the Virginia National Guard's 116th Infantry Regiment, which was based at an armory in Staunton. Howie entered active duty when the 29th ... more on Wikipedia

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