Major Thomas Howie

Ray Mohr 29th National Guard Veteran

Major Thomas Howie, Commander of the 3rd Battalion of the 116th Infantry, had wanted to be the first to liberate the town, but sadly he was killed in the fighting to take the town.

His men placed his body in the "Stars and Stripes" and brought his body on a jeep to the church of Saint Front, placing it at the door of the church.

There is a very fine bronze bust of Major Howie nearby, this has become a focal point for the liberation of the town.

He is buried in the American Cemetery at Colleville St Laurent, above Omaha Beach. Plot G Row 14 Grave 12

His awards Awards: Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, French Croix de Guerre

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