HOWARD V ANDRE JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 21W, LINE 80 OF THE WALL

HOWARD VINCENT ANDRE JR

WALL NAME

HOWARD V ANDRE JR

PANEL / LINE

21W/80

DATE OF BIRTH

03/18/1935

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/08/1969

HOME OF RECORD

MEMPHIS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Shelby County

STATE

TN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

MAJ

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR HOWARD VINCENT ANDRE JR
POSTED ON 4.25.2021
POSTED BY: john fabris

do not stand at my grave and weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

As long as you are remembered you will always be with us....
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POSTED ON 4.25.2021
POSTED BY: Mark Blair

Hero Remembered

You are a true hero even though I never knew you. But one the I have close to me is a wrist band that I bought years and years ago the ones that remember our falling. I don't remember when I bought it but after doing some research on your status I found out the day of recovery 11 April 2013 the thing is sir I joined the USAF on 11 April 1983. I believe this to be no coincidence. Thank you and to your family and loved ones. I wear this proudly.
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POSTED ON 9.11.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

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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POSTED ON 6.24.2016

Final Mission of MAJ Howard V. Andre Jr.

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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POSTED ON 7.8.2015
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

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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