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France
Saint-Lô
Manche

Basse-Normandie

Place Major Howie

Thomas D. Howie

Thomas Dry Howie
Abbeville, SC, 1908 - near Saint-Lô 1944)
American army officer, killed during the Battle of Normandy during World War II, while trying to capture the town of Saint-Lô. He is known as "The Major of St. Lo".
(Wikipedia)
William C. Westcott
1948/1969

Saint-Lô /  Thomas D. Howie   Saint-Lô /  Thomas D. Howie

Description

Bronze bust on a console in front of a American flag mate of two types of granite. The bust shows Howie in uniform with the Bronze star which he won in the D-Day operation at Omaha Beach, and the Silver Star, which was awarded to him posthumously for the St. Lo attack.

Inscription(s)

THOMAS D. HOWIE
LE MAJOR DE SAINT-LO
12 avril 1908 - 17 juillet 1944
commandant le 3e bataillon
116e régiment d'infanterie
29e division u.s.a.

he fell at the head
of his troops
as he was liberating our city
his last words were…

to saint-lô!

tombé a la tete
de ses troupes
en liberant notre ville
au cri de ralliement…

a saint-lô!

Annotation

The bust is a second cast of the bust made by Westcott in 1947 for Staunton Military Academy. The second cast copy given by the Academy to the town of Saint-Lô and was placed on the wall of the St. Croix church until it was placed at the present monument at the 25th anniversary of D-Day.

Saint-Lô - Thomas D. Howie

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Location (N 49°6'54" - W 1°4'57")

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