Maj. Thomas D. Howie

Maj. Thomas D. Howie (HM5YT)

Location: Abbeville, SC 29620 Abbeville County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 10.703', W 82° 22.9'

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The Major of St. L

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Birthplace of Thomas Dry Howie (1908-1944), World War II hero famous as "The Major of St. L?," Abbeville High School, Class of 1925. The Citadel, Class of 1929, where he was an all-state football player and was president of his class. Coach and teacher, Staunton Military Academy, Staunton Va., 1929-1941. Lt., 116th Inf. Va. National Guard, 1941. Promoted to major; served at regimental H.Q. until

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July 1944, when he took command of the 3rd Btn. Howie told his men, "I'll see you in St. L?" — a major Allied objective in the weeks after D-Day. He was killed July 7, 1944, the day before American troops captured the town. In a tribute from his comrades, Howie's flag-draped body was carried into St. L? on the lead jeep and lay in state on the rubble of St. Croix Church. "Dead in France, Deathless in Fame."
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HM NumberHM5YT
Series This marker is part of the South Carolina: Abbeville County Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number1-8
Year Placed1995
Placed ByAbbeville County Historic Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 1:41am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 372668 N 3782797
Decimal Degrees34.17838333, -82.38166667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 10.703', W 82° 22.9'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 10' 42.18" N, 82° 22' 54.00" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-198 W Pinckney St, Abbeville SC 29620, US
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