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

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

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."
HM NumberHM5YT
Series This marker is part of the South Carolina: Abbeville County Historical Society/Commission series
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
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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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