Tuesday, October 18, 2016
SSG Ernest Joshua Howard
Ernest was working on a dairy farm when he was drafted in October 1943. On 17 Jul 1944, he was transferred from the replacement depot to A Company 116th Infantry where he served as a rifleman. PVT Howard was promoted to PFC on 11 Aug 1944. He is next noted in the morning report as being a SSG when he was killed in action on 18 Oct 1944.
SSG Howard is buried in the Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery.