Military Veterans

Celebration of Freedom panel

Steven D. Howard

Date of Birth

23 March 1941

Date of Death

31 October 1972

Brick Location

Eagle Side

Panel Number



U.S. Army Captain Steven D. Howard was killed in action (KIA) in 1972 in the Vietnam War.  His unit:  18th Aviation Corps, 164th Aviation Group, 1st Aviation Brigade, USARV.  He died on October 31 in Kinh Tuong Province, South Vietnam.  He was a helicopter pilot, Rotary Wing Aviation Unit Commander.  Medals/Citations:
Air Medal, Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, and Vietnam Service Medal. 

Our nation honors the courage, sacrifice, and devotion to duty and country of its Vietnam veterans.  —Inscription at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington, D.C.


U.S. Army

Awards and Medals




Vietnam War—KIA, 1972