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Saint-Lô in Manche Département, Basse-Normandie, France — Lower Normandy (Atlantic Coast)
 

Thomas D. Howie

Le Major de Saint-Lô

 

—12 Abril 1908 – 17 Juillet 1944 —

 
Thomas D. Howie Monument image. Click for full size.
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!”
 
Location. 49° 6.927′ N, 1° 4.961′ W. Marker is in Saint-Lô, Basse-Normandie, in Manche Département. 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. It is in the traffic circle. Marker is in this post office area: Saint-Lô, Basse-Normandie 50000, France.
 
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); Monument Commemoratif Saint-Lo ( approx. 0.6 kilometers away).
 
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Additional keywords.
Saint Laurent Military Cemetery, Near the Normandy Coast image. Click for full size.
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 approx 37 kilometers (23 miles) north of St. Lô. His grave is marked by the cross closest to the camera, the one with the flowers.
Thomas Howie
 
Categories. War, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2008, by Thomas Colones of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 5,866 times since then and 66 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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