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JAMES VAN HOWARD


is honored on Panel 40W, Line 58 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • RIP

    Posted on 10/19/17 - by Mike Collins mcollinsbals@aol.com
    RIP Jimmy. God bless you and your family.
  • Remembering Corporal Howard of TN

    Posted on 9/27/17 - by David Botticelli davbot@att.net
    Thank you for your service and sacrifice, corporal. I can see that your family and friends will always remember you. So will a grateful nation, including me. I see you were from TN. I have a couple of friends from that neck of the woods.
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  • IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS FINE YOUNG UNITED STATES ARMY SOLDIER WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE

    Posted on 9/27/17 - by CLAY MARSTON CLAYMARSTON@HOTMAIL.COM

    IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS FINE YOUNG
    UNITED STATES ARMY SOLDIER
    WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE


    CORPORAL

    JAMES VAN " JIMMY " HOWARD

    was the son of Grand Olde Opry star JAN HOWARD

    and stepson of songwriter HARLAN HOWARD


    he became a
    posthumous recipient
    of the following
    military decorations
    and service medals


    BRONZE STAR MEDAL

    PURPLE HEART

    NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL

    VIETNAM SERVICE MEDAL

    REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM CAMPAIGN SERVICE MEDAL


    HE RESTS IN HONORED GLORY IN

    NASHVILLE NATIONAL CEMETERY

    MADISON, TENNESSEE




    YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

    NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE




    R E M E M B R A N C E






    JAN HOWARD wrote the following
    as a letter to her son and it was
    a hit song when he was killed

    " MY SON "

    My son my son I pray that you'll come home to me my son my son
    It seems only yesterday the most important thing on your mind
    Was whether you'd make the baseball team or get the new school jacket like all the other kids had
    And I remember how your eyes lighted up when you got your first rod and reel
    For that big fishing trip just you and your dad
    And I remember wiping the tears away when you hurt yourself on your sled
    In those days it seems the house was filled with laughter and joy
    Filled with your friends and they were all such good boys
    And then came the day that you walked down the aisle
    To receive that all important diploma
    I was so proud but I actually couldn't believe that tall young man was my son my wonderful son
    And then I remember the little girl that was always around kinda tagging after you
    She's not so little anymore but she's still around who knows maybe someday
    Then you received the call that I guess we knew would come some day
    But it came so quick and now you're so very far away
    In the land that until a short time ago I didn't even know was there
    I know the time will pass you'll be home again
    But until that time my darling take care take special care
    My son my son I pray that you'll come home to me my son my son


    https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=21406209

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Howard

    http://www.janhoward.com/

    http://www.janhoward.com/bio.cfm

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I30k-rYjWrQ


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  • Thank You for your service

    Posted on 1/20/17 - by Mark Hill markhillacm@yahoo.com
    Jimmy, i never got to know you but i know your mom Jan. I wanted to say Thank you for your service and you are not forgotten. RIP
  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 8/27/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    Corporal James Van Howard, Served with F Troop, 17th Calvary Regiment, 196th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division.
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