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First Name: Howard

Last Name: McVean

Birthplace: Cedar Hill, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Britton, TX
Middle Name: M.

Date of Birth: 24 August 1911

Date of Death: 22 March 1988

Rank: Technician Fifth Grade

Years Served:
Howard Morris McVean

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Howard Morris McVean

Technician 5th Grade, U. S. Army Medical Corps

Silver Star

Headquarters, 24th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 29 (December 5, 1944)
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Technician Fifth Grade Howard M. McVean (ASN: 38096661), United States Army, for gallantry in action against the enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 24th Infantry Division near Palo, Leyte, Philippine Islands on 20 October 1944.
While advancing on two well fortified pillboxes four members of the platoon to which Technician McVean was attached were wounded and lay directly in the enemy fire lane. With complete disregard for his own safety, and of his own volition, Technician McVean advanced in the face of heavy enemy fire to administer first aid to the wounded men and to evacuate them to safety. Technician McVean's outstanding display of courage at the risk of his life reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.

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Texas WWII Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 316172   Created by: drjones46




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