Howard C. Elliott

Bronze Star Given to Howard Elliott
AT A MEDITERRANEAN BASE OF THE AIR SERVICE COMMAND A Bronze Battle Star, for participation in the invasion of North Africa, was recently awarded to First Sergeant Howard C. Elliott, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.B. Elliott, who live at 940 Fourth Street. Sergeant Elliott was a member of an ordnance company which landed in Africa on November 8, 1942, only a few hours after the assault troops made the initial attack.

Enlisting in the Army in January 1942, Sergeant Elliott left the United States for foreign service in September of that year. Following a short stay in England, he moved to Africa where, in the days following the initial landings, his company set up ordnance services at two air fields, arriving at each field shortly after the combat troops had gained control, enabling combat planes to operate out of these fields. 

After serving at various fields in Africa for a year, he was moved to an island base of the Mediterranean, where he is stationed at present, serving as First Sergeant of the ordnance company.