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Saint-Lô in Manche, Normandy, France — Western Europe
 

Thomas D. Howie

Le Major de Saint-Lô

— 12 Abril 1908 – 17 Juillet 1944 —

 
 
Thomas D. Howie Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Colones, August 27, 2005
1. Thomas D. Howie Monument
Inscription.  

Commandant le 3e Battalion, 116e Régiment D'Infanterie, 29e Division U.S.A.

Tombé a la téte de ses troupes en libérant notre ville au cri de ralliement... a Saint-Lô!

English translation:
Thomas D. Howie, The Major of Saint-Lo, April 12, 1908 – July 17, 1944.

Commander of the 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, U.S.A.

He fell at the head of his troops during the liberation of our city. The rallying cry ... “to Saint-Lo!”
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1822.
 
Location. 49° 6.927′ N, 1° 4.961′ W. Marker is in Saint-Lô, Normandie (Normandy), in Manche. Marker is at the intersection of Place du Major Howie and Rue du Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny (Route D972), in the median on Place du Major Howie. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint-Lô, Normandie 50000, France. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas D. Howie, the Major of St. Lo (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line);
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Monument Commemoratif Saint-Lo (approx. 0.6 kilometers away).
 
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Saint Laurent Military Cemetery, near the Normandy Coast image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Colones, January 26, 2005
2. Saint Laurent Military Cemetery, near the Normandy Coast
Major Thomas Howie is buried in this cemetery, which is approximately 37 kilometers (23 miles) north of St. Lô. His grave is marked by the cross closest to the camera with the flowers.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 4, 2024. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2008, by Thomas Colones of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 6,325 times since then and 94 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 22, 2008, by Thomas Colones of Spartanburg, South Carolina. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
 
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