Howell G. Thomas, Jr.
Washington, District of Columbia
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Service Number O-2208322
Died of Wounds
Died July 16, 1950 in Korea
He was seriously wounded by an enemy missile in South Korea on July 16, 1950 and died of those wounds later that day.
NOTE: Lieutenant Thomas was the first casualty of the Korean War to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
THOMAS, HOWELL G JR
- 2ND LT INF, USA, WWII
- VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
- DATE OF DEATH: 07/16/1950
- DATE OF INTERMENT: 08/14/1950
- BURIED AT: SECTION 2 SITE 3593-A R
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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