Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Byron P. Howlett, Jr. Collection
Collection Number
2079
Date(s)
Undated
Physical Location(s)
Individual Collections-H
Processed by
R. Dorn, Oct. 2008[Updated: Jan. 2009 by J. Saffell]
Digitization Status
Items from this collection have been digitized and are available in the Virtual Vietnam Archive.

To search for items within this collection, or within all of the holdings of the Vietnam Archive, go to the Virtual Vietnam Archive

Scope and Content

Less than one linear foot of annual reports for U.S. Army medical units include reports from the 55th Medical Group's Air Ambulance Units for 1967, the Army Medical Service Activities Report for the 283rd Medical Detachment for 1967, and the Army Medical Service Activities Report for the 498th Medical Company for 1968.

Biographical Note

Byron P. Howlett, Jr. was born on July 1st, 1929 in Charleston, Missouri. On November 26, 1951 he volunteered for the United States Army Medical Service Corps. He served for a little over 31 years. He was the commander of the 498th Medical Company (Air Ambulance) with operational control of the 283rd and the 54th Meical Detachment (Air Ambulance). He also served as an Aviation Staff Officer with the 55th Medical Group. Howlett was stationed in Nha Trang for one month and Lane Army Heliport for eleven months. He remained a LT.Colonel throughout his service in Southeast Asia. He served in Vietnam from July 1967 to July 1968. His units area of operation was all of I and II Corps Tactical Control Zones. He was involved in all major operations during the time period. Byron Howlett received the Silver Star for efforts in evacuating casualties from Hill 875 during the battle of Dak To. 15 Air Medals, Legion of Merit, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with a silver star, Korean In Hun Award, Presidential Unit Citation and Meritorius Unit Citation for the 498th Med. Co. (Air Amb) were some of his other awards. Howlett retired December 31, 1982 as a full bird Colonel. He currently belongs to the DUSTOFF Association. After the Army, he worked and served for various other positions including: the USAA, Bexar County Appraisal board, as well as many other boards.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
Annual reports from the 498th Medical Company, 283rd Medical Detachment, and the 54th Medical Detachment
1
1
Individual Collection - H

Digitized Materials

Items from this collection have been digitized and are available in the Virtual Vietnam Archive.

To search for items within this collection, or within all of the holdings of the Vietnam Archive, go to the Virtual Vietnam Archive