From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Howard Council '17

Date of birth: May 23, 1895

Date of death: July 31, 1926

Age: 31

Lucky Bag

From the 1917 Lucky Bag:

The Class of 1917 was the first wartime-accelerated class, graduating on March 29, 1917.


Howard was lost on July 31, 1926 when the plane he was piloting crashed near Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts. The crewman aboard was also lost.

He was survived by his mother. Howard is buried in North Carolina.


Howard was Ordinance and Gunnery Officer, and also the Communications Officer of USS Maui (ID 1514) while that ship was in service as a troop transport in 1918-1919.

Memorial Hall Error

Howard's last name is spelled with two Ls; Memorial Hall has only one.

Class of 1917

Howard is one of 8 members of the Class of 1917 in Memorial Hall.