My grandfather Charles Erazmus, was a crew member in the same tank as Howard. On October 18th, just before the tank left, my grandfather was asked to stay behind and another man went in his place. I have access to several first-hand accounts of what happened that day if anybody is interested in a more extensive story. I'd be interested in knowing more about Howard. I have several pictures of the men of the 710th tank battalion. I'd like to know which one is Howard. If anybody in the family has any WWII pictures, letters home, etc. the they are willing to share I'd be more than happy to take a look. I'm one of several family members, historians, etc trying to put together a very detailed history of the 710th Tank Battalion.