PFC Howard Franklin Carr Jr

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Howard Franklin Carr JrSERVICE OVERVIEW

Name Howard Franklin Carr Jr
From Montgomery County, Ohio
Born September 19, 1923
Death January 15, 1945
War World War II
ID 15360413
Rank Private First Class
Branch US Army
Group 75th Infantry Division, 291st Infantry Regiment, Company I
Cause Hostile, Killed in Action
Location Grand Halleux, Belgium
Awarded
Purple Heart

 


 
Posted on 07.27.20
My name is Philip Carr Denlinger, and I am the nephew of PFC Howard F. Carr, Jr. .. "Howie" was born in Lima Ohio in 1923, lived in Waukesha Wisconsin a short time before moving to Dayton Ohio in about 1937. .. Howie graduated from Dayton's Fairview High school in 1941.  He then attended the University of Dayton for a year, and then transferred to Ohio Wesleyan University.  In 1944 he attended the Army Officer Training at Cornell University in Syracuse NY and by autumn of 1944 he was drafted and sent to Fort Breckenridge Kentucky for boot camp.   .. In October of 1944, he was assigned to the 291st Infantry, 75th Division, that was a principal force of the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium.  Howie was killed in action January 15th, 1945 in Grand Halleux Belgium.  He is buried in Henri Chapelle American Military Cemetery,near Hombourg Belgium.  Our family has attended the Memorial Day services there several times. .. I am forever indebted to my uncle, and to others who have given the ultimate sacrifice for me, and our country.  God Bless the USA. .. “No one has died young who has lived long enough to die for his country.” .. H.R. Robertson, Commanding Colonel, 291st Infantry .. Phil Denlinger .. 937-776-8003 ..

 
Posted on 02.17.20
My father, John Frost, was best friends with Howard F. Carr, Jr. growing up in Dayton, Ohio. Dad had his 96th birthday 2/1/2020 and recently received news of a terminal illness. I have made him a promise that a photograph of him, "Howie", and their other friend, David Dexter will be placed in his casket. Through the years he spoke about their childhood escapades and there has never been a time that he has not mourned the loss of his very best friend. He has given to me the last letter he received from "Howie" postmarked 4 days before Howie was killed. It's a poignant letter showing his sense of humor and his plans for fishing excursions with Dad and marriage to Alice when he would be back home again. His friendship has lasted my Dad's lifetime. The letter really should belong to a descendant of Howie. If one reads this, contact me at