Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Seaman 1-C Howard R. Patrie - USN - We Remember

Howard R. Patrie was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Henry Matilda Drougue) Patrie of 179 Hale Street in Lowell. His father was a veteran of the Great War. He was a communicant of St. Peter's parish on Gorham Street. He was the youngest of nine children and had attended the Linoln and Butler schools.

He enlisted in the U.S. Navy at age seventeen. Last his parents heard he aboard an aircraft carrier. He was killed during the invasion of Iwo Jima on March 19, 1945. He was buried at sea. He was only 19 years old.


He is the only Lowell service member killed on Iwo Jima that was not a U.S. Marine. Please remember young Seaman Howard Patrie and his sacrifice.

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