"S/SGT NELSON H. HOWARD"
Headquarters, XI Corps
General Orders No. 13
12 March, 1945
Staff Sergeant Nelson H.
Howard, Infantry, United States Army. For gallantry in action on
Corregidor, Philippine Islands, (text illegible)...on 24 February
1945...(text illegible)..(second platoon) succeeded in driving them into
a shallow cave. The Japs could not be driven out without undue loss to
our troops. One enlisted man was killed and one officer and another
enlisted man were wounded in an attempt to rush the Jap positions. A
flanking movement was executed which surrounded the enemy location.
Sergeant Howard coolly estimated the situation and completely
disregarding his own safety, raced across a shallow stretch of sea and
took cover behind a rock from which he killed the remaining enemy.
Sergeant Howard's heroic actions at great risk to his life was an
inspiration to his comrades and in keeping with the highest traditions
of the military service. Home address: Mrs. Lidie D. Howard (mother),
Route No. 1, Auburn, Alabama.