THEY SERVED AND THEY SAVED SOME!
Walter Howard was born in Turner, Maine. His family is connected to the Howard family of Leeds, Maine. The following is his Family Tree:
John Howard/Sons of the Revolution & Sons of Liberty
Jesse Howard/Sons of the Revolution & Sons of Liberty
Seth Howard/Sons of the Revolution & Sons of Liberty
Oliver Otis Howard - Grandson of Seth
Walter was born into a family of 10 children, approximately in the middle. Consequently, life was always busy! He had his first job at age 15 and his work experience varied as he grew older. He left Maine as a teenager and went to live with his sister, in New Milford, Ct. He was a tractor/forklift driver for Kimberly Clark Paper Company, delivering supplies throughout the factory. This is when he received his draft notice! He lived in Ct. until he was drafted into the U.S. Army in June 1967 at Hartford. After risking his life for his Country in Vietnam, he chose to return to Maine, however, where it is quieter!
He was then transferred to Kontum near the Laos
and Cambodian border in Support Communications.
|Walter was exposed to Agent Orange, as were many Vietnam Vets, and consequently was awarded the Silver Rose in 2008!
Helicopter Spraying Agent Orange In Vietnam