Oliver L. Howard

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Marine Corps

HOMETOWN
Texon, TX

HONORED BY
Danny Jones

ACTIVITY DURING WWII

SERVED AS A PRIVATE WITH COMPANY I, THIRD MARINE RAIDER BATTALION DURING A LANDING ON PURUATA ISLAND, SOLOMON ISLANDS ON 1 NOVEMBER 1943. HE SKILLFULLY ASSISTED IN THE EVACUATION OF WOUNDED BY PROTECTING THE RESCUE UNIT FROM HOSTILE FIRE. AWARDED THE SILVER STAR FOR GALLANTRY IN ACTION AND THE PURPLE HEART.