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Howard   27
Date of Birth
1987 171
Northern South West Africa
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4 Artillery Regiment
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Dedication by Grant Howard
on 2001-05-30 14:00:14

George, time may pass and a nation may forget, but those of us who loved you, will always remember.

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on 2001-05-30 13:37:59

NameGeorge Michael Howard
Unit4 Artillery Regiment
Place of UnitPotchefstroom
Place of deathNorthern S.W.A. (assumed on Oom Willie se Pad)
Date of Birth4 July 1968
Date of DeathOctober 1987
Cause of DeathDied 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...

Grant Howard

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Story by Andrew Howard
on 2011-02-09 13:13:50

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.

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Story by Dries Heyneke
on 2013-07-30 13:36:42

Horrifying accident just outside Mariental.I was the BSM of 44 BTY and the accident claimed 3 lifes and 7 casavacs.

Drunk cattle truck driver causes the accident.2 Buffels was involved in the accident and all off the deceased was in the front vehicle
After 26 years i have visited the accident site in July 2013 to pay my respect to real soldiers that died without reason.
RiP 2 Lt Howard
L/Bdr Mansfield
Gnr Biet

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