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.

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