Birth: Nov. 12, 1943 Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC
Death: Jul. 15, 1966, Vietnam.
PFC Richard S Howie native of Charlotte, NC was 22 years old and was not married. It was reported that Richard died when his vehicle crashed. His body was recovered. His Commanding Officer, 70th Engineer Battalion reports that Richard was killed trying to keep his bulldozer from running into a unit next to his worksite. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Rufus S. Howie of Charlotte, NC. He served with Bravo Company, 70th Engineer Battalion, 18th Engineer Brigade, Engineer Command.
He was awarded The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and The Good Conduct Medal.
Burial: Sharon Memorial Park Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC.
(Source: Posted with permission of Tom & Jim Reece, #46857744;
finding NC Vietnam KIA/MIA’s gravesites; Reconfigured and submitted by: Ron Yates)