Howard VanHoose

                                               Howard VanHoose

Branch: U.S. Army

Embarkation: March 1, 1945

Served: European Theater

Awards: Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge

KIA April 15, 1945 Germany


Killed in Action

    Mrs. Howard VanHoose was notified on May 11 that her husband Cpl. Howard VanHoose, was killed in action in Germany. He had previously been reported as missing since April 15, while serving with an infantry division.

Paintsville Herald  5-17-1945

Pvt. Howard VanHoose

    Pvt. Howard VanHoose, 27, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. S. VanHoose, city, was killed in action in Germany on April 15, 1945. He entered military service on Dec. 11, 1943, serving in the Air Corps until he was transferred to the infantry a few months ago. He was graduated from the Paintsville High School in 1935 and attended Kentucky Military Institute, and later became associated with his father in the lumber business in Paintsville, and was made manager of a new branch office in Louisa, which position he held until he was called to the service.

    Eastern Kentucky has lost one of its post promising young business men. The manner in which the business at Louisa expanded portrayed Howard’s personality and the respect in which he was held by his fellowmen. Pvt. VanHoose was very active in civic affairs. At the time of his induction into the Armed Forces, he was a member of the Louisa City Council, Vice-president of the Rotary Club, Sec-Treas. of the business Men’s Club and a member of I. O. O. F.

    He was married to Miss Joan Conley of Paintsville a few years ago who survives. He is also survived by a four- year-old son, Joe Howard VanHoose, his parents and a sister, Mrs. Scott Craft, Louisa.

Paintsville Herald