Howard Vincent Norvell was the son of Henry Oren Norvell and Ella Amanda Tomlinson
Siblings: Elmer Eugene Norvell and James Oren Norvell

Enlisted on May 28, 1943, in Fort Oglethorpe, GA
Died in Germany

Funeral services January 15, 1949, at Berry Funeral Home Chapel. Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Knoxville, TN.

Photo Courtesy; Lori Frisch

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, 29 April 1945
Pfc. Howard V. Norvell was killed in action April 12 in Germany and a brothers, Pfc. James O. Norvell, received a knee injury during the battle of Manila. They are the son of Mr. and Mrs. H.O. Norvell, 2043 Maryville Pike. Another son, Pfc. Eugene E. Norvell, is in the Philippines. Howard entered service June 4, 1943. He was a member of Vestal Methodist Church. He played football before graduating from Young High School. “A job has to be done and we all are needed,” he said in his last letter, written eight days before he was killed, to his parents. He was the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Tomlinson, 701 Young High Pike.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 3 February 1922
  • Date of death: 12 April 1945
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 9th Army
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Woodlawn Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Top Panel
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