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William Tobias Howze

Identifier: SM 16-02
William Tobias Howze (born September 8, 1929 in Groveland, FL) enlisted in the United States Army on January 20, 1947 and served until June 14, 1950 and these materials mostly have to do with his military service. He served in the American Embassy Motor Pool and with the Honor Guard in post-war Japan. He served as a driver for General Douglas MacArthur and a number of other Allied military officers including Australian General Thomas Albert Blarney. The photographs, some autographed, include official Signal Corps photographs of MacArthur, his wife, and other high-ranking officers. In the later years of his life, Howze lived in Sylva, NC and died there on December 12, 2015.


Photocopy of Howze’s Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD 214 form

2 portraits of Howze one at enlistment and one later in life

November 19, 2015 Sylva Herald Clipping about a Veterans Day celebration

Recommendation letter from Colonel Laurence Bunker, 2 original copies

Letter thanking Howze for his service as a driver from Thomas Albert Blamey, an Australian General with the British Forces Commonwealth

13 original photographs and 1 photocopy


  • 1947 - 2015

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1 Files (1 folder.)