Howard Huskins was killed in action south of Paderborn, Germany. He is buried at Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands, A, 14, 22

Howard was the oldest of 13 children. He was drafted into World War II by the U.S. Army in 1944 and died on Panderborn Field in Holland on April 1, 1945. His body is laid to rest in the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial Margraten, Eijsden-Margraten Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands.

Howard was one of the many soldiers that spent Christmas mass in 1944 in the De Schark Caves in Holland. Years later, his sister Lillian & brother Robert visit the cave. Their story is in the July 1, 1998 edition of The Erwin Record.


Foto courtesy; Amanda Hoyle

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 13 February 1926
  • Date of death: 1 April 1945
  • County: Unicoi
  • Hometown: Erwin
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 36th Infantry Battalion, 3rd Armored Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIX, Top Panel
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