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|Name||George Michael Howard|
|Unit||4 Artillery Regiment|
|Place of Unit||Potchefstroom|
|Place of death||Northern S.W.A. (assumed on Oom Willie se Pad)|
|Date of Birth||4 July 1968|
|Date of Death||October 1987|
|Cause of Death||Died in a traffic accident when the Buffel in which he was
travelling in rolled while trying to avoid colliding with a delivery truck.|
George was crushed underneath.
He was my cousin...
Some information to update your records on 2lt GM Howard.
Date of death was 16-10-1987 and not 01-10-1987
Force Number - 83429985BG
Date of Birth - 4 July 1968
Full Names - George Michael Howard
Cemetery - None, his ashes were spread in the Magaliesberg Hills.
Age of Death - 19
Again, as per a previous email. The circumstances of his death ares till not clear. Although a collision between his Buffel and a truck has been stated, this is not 100% clear. George died with 2 of his men, Gnr Sean Beit and L Bmdr Peter Mansfield.
I am in the process of getting his medals from the SANDF.
I am his brother.
Horrifying accident just outside Mariental.I was the BSM of 44 BTY and the accident claimed 3 lifes and 7 casavacs.
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