HOUSTON – Howard Randall died at home in Houston on May 22, 2012.
He was born in 1922 and married Carolyn Dallenbach after their days at the University of Illinois.
Howard is survived by Carolyn and two children, John Randall and Lynn Gullette, and Lynn's two children.
Howard joined the Army in 1944 and became a rifle platoon leader in Patton's 3rd Army during World War II. He showed extreme valor in combat in Luxembourg and Germany and was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart and other medals.
Howard's wartime reflections were filmed in Bill Moyers' TV documentary, "From D-Day to the Rhine," which aired on PBS. Howard wrote four books and a screenplay about World War II and several technical journals as a metallurgical engineer.