Hopkinton Veteran dies - Howard C. Larter

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Howard C. Larter, a Hopkinton veteran of World War II, died 13 July 2009, at the age of 85.
He was a Hopkinton High School graduate in the class of 1941. In April 1943, Larter entered the US Army, and trained in Florida with the 66th Infantry Division. He shipped to Europe in July 1944, where he fought in France, Belgium, and Germany with the famous 28th Infantry Division. In August 1944, he had an opportunity to parade through Paris in celebration of the city’s liberation. On 14 September 1944, Larter received shrapnel wounds, earning a Purple Heart. The injury occurred along the Siegfried Line which was re-activated by the Germans after the Normandy invasion. He recuperated in England, and returned to combat in Germany until the end of the war. Additional decorations include the Bronze Star and Combat Infantryman’s Badge. Larter was a member of the local American Legion post. This photo was taken in 1943.
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