Jerry Russell Howerton

Corporal
D CO, 1ST BN, 1ST MARINES, 1ST MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
14 December 1947 - 23 February 1969
Portsmouth, OH
Panel 31W Line 005

1ST MARDIV

1ST MARINES
Purple Heart (2 awards), National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Jerry Russell Howerton

15 Nov 2002


J R Howerton

Local Soldier Is Vietnam War Victim

Cpl. Jerry R. Howerton, 21, of 812 Eight St., was killed Sunday while serving with the Marines near Da Nang, Vietnam.

He is the son of Mrs. Marie Heslep, 812 Eight St., and Ernest Howerton of Willoughby.

Cpl. Howerton was serving his second enlistment in the Marines and his third tour of duty in Vietnam. He had been awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received earlier.

He was a graduate of Portsmouth West High School, where he was a member of the football team.

Surviving besides the parents are a brother, Robert, who is serving with the Army and is scheduled to go to Vietnam; two sisters, Mrs. Connie Bennett of Carey's Run and Mrs. Linda Stewart of Norfolk, Va., and several nieces and nephews.


You

are

gone

but

not

forgotten

Placed by a friend,
Randy Jackson
ranjac42@msn.com

13 Dec 2003

Although I was your cousin by marriage, you and my brother Albert gave all so that my grandchildren, children, and myself may be free. I will never forget you, Jerry, or your sacrifice.

Merele E. Vinson
Adrian, Michigan
mvinson1209@earthlink.com

A Note from The Virtual Wall

Delta Company, 1/1 Marines, is known to have lost four men on 23 February 1969:
  • CPL Jerry R. Howerton, Portsmouth, OH
  • PFC James E. Cummings, Buffalo, NY
  • PFC John J. Kenney, Somerville, MA
  • PFC Ronald McIntosh, Booneville, KY


The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a friend,
Randy Jackson
ranjac42@msn.com 
15 Nov 2002



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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
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