World War IIUS Marine Corps
Company A, 1st Battalion, 18th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division
Service Number: 00329411
Born: February 26, 1920 - Winfield, Kansas
Inducted: November 18, 1941 - Denver
Killed in action November 25, 1943 at Tarawa
Remains not recovered.
Memorial (Tablets of Missing) Honolulu Memorial, Hawaii
Memorial Marker, Yuma Cemetery
Memorial Marker, Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wilson of Abarr. (Howard Wilson's residence was listed as Hughes)
Yuma Pioneer March 30, 1944
Private First Class Howard D. Wilson was born February 26, 1920 at Winfield, Kansas and lost his life November 25, 1943 in the service of his country in the battle of Tarawa. He was reared on the farm of his parents Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wilson, 3½ miles west of Abarr and grew to manhood there.
In December 1937 he graduated from the Reisch School of Auctioneering at Austin, Minn. He enlisted in the Marine Corps on November 18, 1941 - on his brother, Robert's birthday. After completing his basic training, he served as an instructor on the rifle range at San Diego, California for 11 months before going overseas.
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