Tag Archives: Eugene Howard

Local WWII Veteran Makes Return Visit to USS Intrepid

Retired farmer Eugene Howard of Granger has many stories of his service on the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid during WWII, from time spent on liberty in San Francisco to a terrifying impact by a kamikaze plane which killed 69 sailors.  Ever since his daughter Denise learned in the mid 1990s that the Intrepid was converted […]

Family Takes Local WWII Veteran Down Memory Lane

Retired farmer Eugene Howard of Granger sailed all over the Pacific Ocean on the USS Intrepid during WWII, but by age 91.5 he had still never been on an airplane, never been away from the farm overnight, and never stayed in a hotel.  His daughter Denise recently asked him “Now that you don’t have to […]