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Major, Inf., 30th Div., 118th Regt. Born in Haywood County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Howell. Husband of Mrs. Pearl P. (Marshall) Howell. Entered service at Waynesville, N.C. Was sent to Camp Sevier, S. C., from there to Camp Mills. Sailed for France May 7, 1918. Was commissioned Major June 19, 1916. Fought at Somme Offensive and Defensive, Ypres, Bellicourt. Received shell wound while going into battle Oct. 5, 1918. Was sent to hospital in France. Was then sent to U. S. General Hospital No. 2, at Biltmore, N.C. From there mustered out April 9, 1919. During the year of 1907 Major Howell served four months on the Mexican border.