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HOWARD VINCENT ANDRE JR


is honored on Panel 21W, Line 80 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembered

    Posted on 9/11/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR MAJOR ANDRE,
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS AN AIR FORCE NAVIGATOR. I AM GLAD YOU WERE REPATRIATED IN 2013. IT IS THE 9/11 WEEKEND WHEN WE HONOR THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES, IT IS A GOOD TIME TO HONOR YOU TOO. REST IN PEACE.
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  • Final Mission of MAJ Howard V. Andre Jr.

    Posted on 6/24/16 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    MAJ James E. Sizemore and MAJ Howard V. Andre Jr. comprised an A-26A Invader team from the 609th Special Operations Squadron stationed at Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai Air Force Base. On July 8, 1969, they were assigned a night armed reconnaissance mission over the Plain of Jars region of Xiangkhoang Province, Laos. Sizemore was the pilot and Andre the navigator on the flight. When the aircraft was about 12 miles south of the city of Ban Na Mai, it was downed by hostile fire. A ground team subsequently furnished unspecified information that Sizemore and Andre could not have survived. Both were classified Killed in Action/Body Not Recovered. In 1993, a joint U.S./Lao People's Democratic Republic team investigated an aircraft crash site in Laos. They recovered aircraft wreckage from an A-26. The team was not able to conduct a complete excavation of the site at that time. Twice in 2010, joint U.S./Lao People's Democratic Republic teams conducted excavations of the crash site recovering human remains, aircraft wreckage, personal effects and military equipment associated with Sizemore and Andre. In the identification of the remains, scientists from the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) used circumstantial evidence and forensic identification tools, such as dental comparison which matched Sizemore's records. [Taken from pownetwork.org and coffeltdatabase.org]
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 7/8/15 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear Major Howard Vincent Andre Jr, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • Photo

    Posted on 10/2/13
    Rest in peace with the warriors.
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  • We Remember

    Posted on 9/27/13 - by Robert Sage
    Howard is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
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