Memorial Marker: Howrey Field

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Memorial Marker: Howrey Field


On June 1, 1967, six young soldiers from Fort Belvoir died in an accident while working on a community service project to help build the Howery Field athletic complex. They were electrocuted when the flagpole they were erecting contacted a high voltage power line. The marker reads: "These fields are dedicated in the memory of the servicemen who died onsite in June, 1967, while volunteering to help make these athletic fields possible for the community. Lest we forget...
PVT. Paul D. Briggs
PVT. Anthony B. Evans
PFC. Marvin D. Harrison
PVT. Charles R. Oliver
SPC. 4 Kenneth G. Steiner
PVT. Charles M. Whaley"
Howery Field Park, a Fairfax County Park Authority facility, was named in honor of the donor of the land, Edward F. Howrey, who had once owned Oak Hill.


Courtesy John Browne