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Arthur Howard - Year Assigned 1984 VIEW PROFILE

Arthur Howard


Passed: March 1986

Passed while on active duty, Rhein Main AB, Germany.

Art died on our 2 days off before our three on. He was found by his landlady after the section tried to contact him when he didn't show up for work. He was found sitting at his kitchen table, with a list of people he was making who may have been interested in buying his motorcycle. Art died of the same virus that required the installation of the Jarvik heart on that historic occasion. When Art's casket was being returned to the States, six of his closest friends carried the casket onto the plane at Funeral Cadence while the rest of B Flight stood at attention as he passed. SGT Tim Bellingar did a wonderful job handling the memorial service.

Pall bearers carrying Art Howard's remains onto the plane were: Tim Bellingar, Kevin Cole, Al Lang & Herbert (Herb) Miller.    (As for the rest I'm not sure who else.)     (Information submitted by Mr. Pete Pehoski)

Anyone having contact with Mr Howard's widow or family, please have them to contact Stan Miller, Reunion Host / Webmaster @ (910) 922-4383 or

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04/01/09 01:55 AM #1    

Mark Daley (1982)

We often say or hear references to being like a family while serving in the military and no day proved this more to me than on the day we lost Art. Being one of our youngest with an infectious smile and red hair he was our little brother, or son to some, and a true friend. He has been truly missed.

04/06/09 04:22 PM #2    

Mary Sherman /Cameron (Pascua) (1982)

I always think of Art when I think back on the Route. He was always such a gentle person. Several of us got sick with the same virus at that time, poor ART just did not have any one at home to care for him. He changed the way they did things at the clinic. No one was allowed to go home alone on quarters after his death for a while. I will always miss his smile. I am very glad to have known him and to have counted him as a friend.

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