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    From The Archives: Carthage veteran remembers D-Day 50 years later

    By Michael Garcia,

    2024-06-07

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    CARTHAGE, Texas ( KETK ) – Back in 1994, KETK spoke with a local veteran who was preparing to be honored for his service in England on the 50th anniversary of D-Day.

    Watch our full special D-Day: ‘The Greatest Victory’

    In this From The Archives report, former KETK reporter JD Welch spoke with John Howland who flew in a B-17 bomber on D-Day. Howland was honored with an invitation to England as a guest of honor along with several other D-Day veterans.

    “I thought they said steak dinner but then I got the word that it was a state dinner in Portsmouth, England honoring D-Day veterans. There will be 75 veterans of D-Day there and I’m to be included as one of those veterans. So its quite an honor, I sure never thought I’d be having dinner with the Queen,” Howland said.

    According to the Panola Watchman , Howland received the French Legion of Honor in 2015.

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