In Memory

David Howard

David Howard

David Lee Howard was a colonel for the United States Army. David was born on June 15, 1948 and was from Overland Park, Kansas. On January 28, 1997, he died in a non-hostile incident in United States at the age of 49.

Provided by Karen Lyerla

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04/09/16 10:17 AM #1    

Karen Lyerla

Personal Details

Name David Lee Howard
Birthdate June 15, 1948
Hometown Overland Park, Kansas
Gender Male
Race White
Religion Assemblies of God

Military Service

Authority Officer
Occupation Command and Unit Chaplain
Pay Grade

Casualty Information

January 28, 1997
Age 49
Closure Date January 28, 1997
Process Date May 12, 1997
Remains Recovered Body Remains Recovered
Casualty Closure Buried Unknown Disposition
Casualty Location United States
Casualty Category Illness
Incident Type Non-Hostile Death

09/02/17 02:58 PM #2    

Karen Lyerla

     A soldier of the cross

David Lee Howard

Birth:  Jun. 15, 1948
Death:  Jan. 28, 1997

Greenlawn Memorial Gardens 
Greene County
Missouri, USA

09/04/17 05:27 AM #3    

Ken Nevins

David and I were best friends from the 7th grade at Milburn Junior High.  We did everything together.  He was the best man at my wedding and the greatest person that I have ever known.

09/04/17 09:07 AM #4    

Steve Carlson

Thanks for posting this Karen.  I don't know how you keep track of all of these passings.

Dave was a real gem.  As a chaplain, he was in absolutely the perfect job for his talents and he loved everything about it-except the military politics and red tape.  He probably lived a hundred years too late for his liking as he loved reliving the life of old trappers and mountain men.  While in junior high and high school we spent every available spare minute hunting and fishing--or dreaming about it.  We even used to hunt doves, quail, and rabbits on 95th St and Pflumm Road!  Before and after school we would bike to Antioch Park to fish for crappie or bullfrogs which we cooked over an open fire in his backyard.  We were almost late for the baccalaureate event because we had been hunting rabbits west of the school.  We used to hunt rabbits with bow and arrow in the forests and fields west of our house on Hardy St--when such still existed.  We also used to go on campouts along the stream below the dam at Shawnee Mission Park among other places.

Our lives went in different directions after high school but we never lost touch.  I can still remember the phone call that told me Dave had died.  The shock of that moment has never left me.  I am so thankful for the life that Dave had and for all of the lives he touched so generously when he lived.

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