Melvin W Howard (1928 - 2002)

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Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery
Section 13A Site 137,
1520 Harry Wurzbach Road, San Antonio, Tx

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Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas

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Branch of service: Us Air Force
Rank attained: CMSGT
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii, Korea, Vietnam

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1928 - In the year that Melvin W Howard was born, aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

1938 - When he was merely 10 years old, on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

1951 - Melvin was 23 years old when on June 25th, CBS began broadcasting in color. There were well over 10 million televisions by that time. The first show in color was a musical variety special titled "Premiere". Hardly anyone had a color TV that could see the show.

1957 - When he was 29 years old, on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

1966 - Melvin was 38 years old when on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

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Melvin W Howard passed away on December 16, 2002 at 74 years of age. There is no listed cause of death for Melvin. He was buried in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery Section 13A Site 137, San Antonio, Tx. He was born on November 24, 1928. We are unaware of information about Melvin's immediate family. We know that Melvin W Howard had been residing in Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas.

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