GENERAL R L HOWZE AP 134
Ship Name and Designation History
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Keel Laid July 22 1942 as Maritime Commission type (C4-S-A1) hull
Launched May 23 1943
Acquired by U.S. Navy December 31 1943
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- Covers Page 1 (1944)
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GENERAL R. L. HOWZE received six battle stars for Korean War service
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal - Korean Service Medal (6) - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)
NAMESAKE - Robert Lee Howze (August 22 1864 - September 19 1926)
Howze graduated from the Military Academy in 1888. As a young officer he fought in the Indian Wars and earned The Medal of Honor fighting off a Sioux attack January 1 1891. In the Spanish-American War Howze served in Cuba and later the Philippines. Following a tour of duty in Puerto Rico, he was Commandant of Cadets at the Military Academy 1905 to 1909. This brought him staff posts in several major commands, and command of a cavalry unit with Pershing on the Mexican border. At the outbreak of World War I, Howze was appointed Major General and commanded the 38th Division. He took part in the Meuse-Argonne fighting and marched to the Rhine as Commander, 3d Division. He received The Distinguish Service Medal for World War I service. Returning from France, Howze was appointed Major General in the regular Army in 1922. He died at Columbus, Ohio September 19 1926
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